Elida Local Schools Press Release

(8-26-20) Last evening, the Allen County Sheriff’s Department received reports t of a threatening post made on Snapchat.of a threat of school violence directed towards Elida Schools.

During the overnight hours, they took two individuals into custody as a result of their investigation. While they will continue to investigate further, the sheriff’s department has stated that we are safe to return to school as they have the individual in custody who made the threat.

I want to take this opportunity to thank the individuals who reported this threat to law enforcement and/ or cooperated with them in their investigation. I also want to thank the Allen County Sheriff’s Department for their quick actions in handling the situation, and keeping the school district updated throughout.

While there is no imminent threat at this time, the district will continue to review all of our safety procedures and make any changes that are necessary. Student and staff safety is always our first concern.

As the middle and high school return to school after the two-hour delay this morning, local law enforcement will be present to help ensure students and staff feel safe in their return. Again, thank you to the Allen County Sheriff’s Department and to those individuals involved in reporting the threat.