School Message: Monday, August 21, 2023

Eagle family,

Because we want to build and maintain transparency and trust within our school community, we want to make you aware of an incident that affected our school today.

Around 11:30 this morning during our second lunch period, two female students got into an altercation in the lunchroom. Although staff were nearby and reacted quickly to separate the students, other students immediately jumped into the altercation. While staff were trying to stop the altercation, students began fleeing the area in an attempt to continue fighting. For the safety of all of our students, we immediately went into a lockdown and called local law enforcement for assistance. This meant that all students were kept in their classrooms with the doors locked and no one was allowed to enter or exit the building.

The lockdown lasted about 45 minutes, until the end of our early release school day at 12:15. However, we took longer than usual to dismiss students by individual classrooms to ensure a safe and orderly dismissal.

School and district administrators are currently investigating the altercation to identify violations of school board policy and appropriate disciplinary action for all of the students involved.

Safety remains our top priority at Warren County High School and we are committed to providing an environment focused on teaching, learning, and supporting our students. We will continue to take every measure to ensure the safety of our students and staff every day.

Please talk with your student about their role in helping maintain a positive school environment based on trust, respect, and integrity. Warren County High School is a place to learn and grow. We must respect our classmates and staff, and find civil ways to work out disagreements. That’s a responsibility that falls not only on our staff, but also on our students and their families.

Thank you for your cooperation and your continued support of Warren County High School.