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Statement on Rich Central High School's incident from Mr. Todd Whittaker



Office of the Principal

3600 West 203rd Street, Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461-1086

Phone:  (708) 679-5600    Fax:  (708) 679-5632



February 28, 2018

Dear Rich Central Parents and Guardians:

Earlier today, Rich Central was placed on a soft lock down.  It was bought to our attention that a student may be in possession of a firearm.  This was shared through a form of mobile messaging with other students.   Upon receipt of this information we immediately alerted the Olympia Fields Police Department and the approved Rich Township lock down procedures were followed.   

Alongside the authorities, the school district has taken the necessary and appropriate actions. No firearm was found and administration is grateful that they were made aware of the situation. We thank the Olympia Fields Police Department, as well as the staff members who provided assistance.

School safety is everyone's responsibility and, working together, we will continue to maintain a safe school environment. We appreciate your continued support. When you have questions or concerns, please contact us at (708) 679-5600.


Principal Todd Whitaker

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