Just in case anyone thought differently, we are STILL IN NEED of SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS and BUS DRIVERS!!!! Substitutes: If you have an Associate's or Bachelor's degree, you can be a substitute teacher! Drivers: Must be 21, take a training class, and pass IDOT tests and physical. Please call (217) 476-8112 with questions!!
At approximately 3:15 on Tuesday, January 28, A-C Central administration received a report of a suspicious person entering the MS-HS building who may have a weapon. Most of our students had already left because the report came in after school had been dismissed. We immediately initiated our emergency protocols, locked down the building and called law enforcement. Local and State Police arrived shortly to secure the building. The suspect was located approximately 3 miles away and was taken into custody by the police. No weapon was found. Law Enforcement and School Administration then began clearing the building taking all remaining students to the reunification point.
I want to thank all of the A-C Central Staff, the A-C Central Students, and all of the local first responders, law enforcement and community for their quick and amazing response to this incident. Everyone did exactly as they were supposed to do, and our plan worked well. It was a false alarm that will undoubtedly teach us many lessons so we can respond even better if a future need arises.
The MS-HS day will begin on Wednesday with a brief assembly to debrief the students and staff. Counselors and social workers from SASED and Cass county will be available for any students who would like to talk with them
Timothy M. Page
Superintendent of Schools
A-C Central CUSD #262