MILFORD — Students at Milford School were greeted by officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office, Milford Police and a Wawasee Community School Corporation School Resource Officer this morning, Wednesday, May 15, following allegations a student at the school was in possession of a firearm Tuesday on their way home from school.
A total of seven officers manned the entrances to the school with high fives and welcoming smiles as students entered the building. Other officers, including the sheriff and Milford Town Marshal, roamed the halls.
Parents and staff received text messages to check the parent portal Skyward for important information Tuesday evening.
Those who received the text message and could access Skyward found a notice from Dr. Steve Troyer, principal.
Troyer alerted parents and staff of the report that was made and school officials immediately notified the Milford Police Department and Wawasee Community School Corporation SRO and school safety specialist to begin investigating the nature of the report. Troyer stated in the notice “Given the seriousness of these allegations, we are taking every necessary step to ensure the safety of our students and staff members.
“Tomorrow morning there will be additional law enforcement officers at school helping to assist us in these efforts. Our investigation is ongoing and we will continue to gather information on this incident. The safety and well being of our students and staff is our top priority; this will continue to be both tomorrow morning and in the future.”
Additionally Troyer stated “As always, we will do everything possible to provide a safe environment for all at Milford School.” He noted there would be updates to the parents as more information became available.
Numerous attempts were made to speak with the school corporation’s attorney, James Flecker, who was a spokesman for this event. Flecker nor any other school corporation administrator was available.