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TODAY IS Friday February 23rd
(02-22-2018) • Letter From MSD on Safety Concern; Students Were Not in Danger
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: MSD of Steuben County • Angola, IN
(02-22-2018) • Man Injured in Tree Cutting Accident Dies
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Bethel Township • Bronson, MI
(02-22-2018) • Female Passenger Taken to the Hospital After I-69 Crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Waterloo, IN
(02-22-2018) • Defiance City Schools Threat; Student is in Police Detention
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Defiance City Schools • Defiance, OH
(02-22-2018) • Branch County Adds To Road Closure List
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(02-21-2018) • Man Injured After Driving Through Standing Water
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Milford Township • LaGrange, IN
(02-21-2018) • Rain Will Taper Leaving Behind Flooding Issues
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: NE Indiana - SE Michigan - NW Ohio • Angola, IN
(02-21-2018) • Trine Promotes Staff to Lead Expanding Video Production Broadcasting Network
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Trine University • Angola, IN
(02-21-2018) • Threats Made by a Student is Being Investigated
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Bryan City Schools • Bryan, OH
(02-20-2018) • Flood Watch Continues Into Wednesday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: NE Indiana - SE Michigan - NW Ohio • Angola, IN
(02-20-2018) • Wingate by Wyndham Plants Flag at Angola Innovation Park
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Innovation Park • Angola, IN
(02-20-2018) • Northwest Ohio Flodding in Fulton & Williams Counties
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Montpelier, OH
(02-20-2018) • State of the City of Angola Highlights Busy 2017 and Exciting 2018
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(02-19-2018) • Investigation Continues in Skeletal Remains Found in Auburn
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Auburn, IN
(02-19-2018) • Flood Watch Issued For Most of the Listening Area
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: NE Indiana - SE Michigan - NW Ohio • Angola, IN
(02-19-2018) • Teens Injured in Sunday Crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: County Road 47 • Waterloo, IN
(02-19-2018) • High Speed Chase Ends in Arrest Saturday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Defiance, OH
(02-19-2018) • Jacob Named First Top Cop of 2018 in Williams County
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Bryan, OH
(02-18-2018) • Authorities Investigating Skeletal Remains Found
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: C & A Tool • Auburn, IN
(02-17-2018) • A New Deputy on Patrol with the Steuben County Sheriff's Office
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Steuben County Sheriff's Department • Angola, IN
(02-17-2018) • 66 Companies, Hundreds of Students Take Part in Career Fair
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Trine University • Angola, IN
(02-17-2018) • Latest in Toll Road Pursuit
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Howe, IN
(02-16-2018) • Trine Tentatively Rescheduled Fireworks
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Trine University • Angola, IN
(02-16-2018) • Indiana Toll Road Pursuit
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Bristol, IN
(02-15-2018) • Trine Fireworks Postponed Due to Fog
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Trine University • Angola, IN
(02-14-2018) • Trine Gala Raises Nearly $800K for Scholarships
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(02-14-2018) • Michiana Irrigated Corn and Soybean Production Program
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Shipshewana, IN
(02-14-2018) • Branch County Prosecutor Recall Petition Approved
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(02-13-2018) • New Cameron Woods Director Named
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Cameron Woods Senior Living • Angola, IN
(02-13-2018) • LaSata Running For Michigan State Senate Seat
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Bainbridge Township, MI
(02-13-2018) • 18 Year Old Critically Injured in Crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: State Road 1, State Road 8 • Butler, IN
(02-13-2018) • Fulton County Ballot Has Light Tally
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Wauseon, OH
(02-13-2018) • Angola Balloons Aloft Dates Set for 2018
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola High School • Angola, IN
(02-12-2018) • Wanted Fugitive Charles Richard Castner Surrenders Himself
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Steuben County Sheriff’s Department • Angola, IN
(02-12-2018) • 2 Semi Accident Shuts Down I69 Monday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: I-69, 334 Mile Marker @ U.S. Interchange • Waterloo, IN
(02-12-2018) • Man Walking on State Highway Hit by Snow Plow
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Garrett, IN
(02-12-2018) • Occupant Saved From Quincy House Fire
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Quincy, MI
(02-10-2018) • Friday's Snow Storm Bring Record Breaking Snow
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(02-09-2018) • Snow Removal Ordinance in Place for Angola Residents
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(02-09-2018) • Friday Closings Due to Winter Storm
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: NE Indiana - SE Michigan - NW Ohio • Angola, IN


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Letter From MSD on Safety Concern; Students Were Not in Danger
Thursday Feb 22, 2018 3:29am
MSD of Steuben County • Angola, IN

2/22/18 Letter from Brent Wilson, Superintendent of MSD of Steuben County:

Dear MSD of Steuben County Families,

This letter is to inform you about an increased police presence in our schools yesterday. The safety and security of our students, both physical and mental, is our top priority at the MSD of Steuben County and although we can’t share specific information, we want to be transparent and share what we can with you.

After school on Tuesday, February 22, the administration at Angola Middle School was made aware of a safety concern that was reported by one of our students. That evening this concern was thoroughly investigated and plans were put in place to ensure student safety. We are aware that since this event there are many rumors and postings on social media. To avoid misinformation, we want to clarify as many things as possible without violating student confidentiality. Please be assured that there were no weapons found at AMS and no building was on “lockdown” on Wednesday. Our students were never in any danger.

Due to recent events on the news and out of an abundance of caution, police started increased patrols in our buildings. This will be our new “norm,” and we welcome the support of local police agencies. Not only will they be an extra set of eyes to identify potential safety issues, they are meant to be reassuring to students so that students feel safe and know that help is never far away. We seek the help of parents in communicating this message to students.

We also want to assure you that MSD has safety procedures in place and routinely practices drills and updates safety plans. In the event of a real emergency, we would communicate with parents through media such as WLKI, on our district website, and through Remind. We will also communicate routine lockdown drills so that you have accurate information about what is happening to put your mind at ease.

If you have questions, we encourage you to call your student’s building principal or our Safety Director, Nancy Irwin. National tragedies like school shootings heighten our awareness of school safety, and we welcome calls to clarify concerns, ask questions, and offer to help. We have had all of these today and are truly grateful to be in a community that cares so deeply and passionately about all of its children. They are precious and we need to work together to keep them safe.







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