Situation at Kirksville R-III School Handled Quickly

A situation at a Kirksville R-III school prompted a call to the police. In a message posted on the school district’s website, the Superintendent said yesterday afternoon a set of distraught parents approached one of the schools in a frenzied state of mind. In an abundance of caution the administrator called the police department to help manage the situation. The police determined there was no credible threat in the parent’s comments about their own safety. They also determined that at no time was the safety of any of the children at the school an issue. The Superintendent says the district is grateful for the swift response of the school principal Mrs.VanRie and her staff to this situation, which allowed school operations to return to normal quickly.