Mustang North MS Families,
I want to clarify the events that took place at MNMS this afternoon. At approximately 3:27, the office was made aware of a situation where a suspicious individual had attempted to enter the building through one of the locked back doors. Students noticed the man from a window and let their teacher know, and the teacher went outside and spoke to the individual. The teacher then notified the office and law enforcement, who was already on sight, was made aware of the situation and began looking for the individual around the perimeter of the building. The teacher only had a brief conversation with the individual before coming back into the building. At no time did the individual enter the building or have any contact with our students.
Parents who were sitting in the parking lot waiting to pick up their student let us know that he had attempted to get into a few cars and then had headed into the field just north of MNMS. Numerous law enforcement officials were on sight within just a few minutes and the school was placed on lockdown. We remained on lockdown until officials felt certain that the individual was no longer anywhere near MNMS. The decision was made to only release bus riders at first so that all law enforcement could be in the front of the building and monitoring students. After buses cleared, law enforcement officials moved to the car pick-up area to monitor the parking lot and then we released car riders.
We want to thank the students who reported what they saw to their teacher. We also owe a huge thank you to the Canadian County Sheriff's Office for their quick response and thorough actions to keep everyone safe.
As always, thank you for your continued support of MNMS. Please know that your student's safety is, and always will be, our top priority.