Office of the Principal
3600 West 203rd Street,
Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461-1086
Phone: (708) 679-5600 Fax: (708) 679-5632 www.richcentral.org
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