School officials alert parents on false information incident



FORT MADISON –  A school security alert was sent to area parents via the Fort Madison Community School District Power Alert system this afternoon at 1:55 p.m.

FMHS Security Director Pat Lamb said the incident was wildly distorted and an investigation resulted in no students on or off the property being in danger.

“It was a false alarm. Myself and Officer Gibbs responded to an allegation that was quickly determined to be false,” Lamb said.

He said students were returning from lunch with information as well as teachers sending emails.

“We did a thorough investigation and a double check to make sure we had our Ps and Qs in order and again determined that it was a false alarm. We decided to post the power alert because I didn’t want students going home and getting parents thinking there was potential for student safety being in jeopardy,” Lamb said

“It was false information. We’re all good, it’s one of those things every now and then when kids are trying to do their part and we appreciate that.”

Lamb couldn’t elaborate on the information the school received.



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