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Press Release - Incident of 8/31/18

posted Aug 31, 2018, 11:37 AM by John Pearson   [ updated Aug 31, 2018, 11:44 AM ]

P R E S S   R E L E A S E 

For Immediate Release 

August 31, 2018 

Today at about 10:40 a.m., Principal Leigh Robinson identified a recent, but former EAWR student in the East Building without authorization. 

Mrs. Robinson escorted him out of the building, while questioning him as to his reason for being there. He was compliant with the Principal during this time. After escorting the former student outside, Principal Robinson directed the Asst. Principal to call the Wood River Police Department.   While continuing to question him, the former student suddenly fled on foot to the Memorial Stadium and practice field area of the campus, presumably upon seeing WRPD squad cars approaching. 

Wood River Police officers chased the suspect in the athletic fields, and quickly apprehended him. A police search of the former student yielded no weapons. WRPD investigated and their conclusion was that the former student never intended to do any harm to any students or staff. 

The District would like to offer thanks to the quick response of the Wood River Police Department and to Chief Wells. The District would also like to acknowledge the commendable course of action taken by Mrs. Robinson and Mr. Gockel.