Press release from Fort Recovery Schools May 9, 2019


On Thursday, May 9, Fort Recovery High School received a threat to student and staff safety. Upon an immediate investigation, led by the Fort Recovery Police Department and assisted by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, St. Henry Police Department and the Mercer County Prosecutors Office, it was determined a threat was made and a high school student was arrested and taken into custody and is being held on a Felony Charge of Inducing Panic.

We are continuing to work with law enforcement to best ensure the safety of our students and staff, and that this incident is fully addressed.

I want to assure you that student, staff and campus safety continue to be our top priority, and it will remain our focus. We will continue to cooperate with law enforcement and follow District policies and procedures designed to protect our students and staff during this active investigation. We will also let you know of any further developments as they occur. Thank you for your support of all school safety efforts.

Justin M. Firks
Fort Recovery Local Schools