On Thursday, May 9, Fort Recovery High School received a threat to student and
staff safety. Upon an immediate investigation, led by the Fort Recovery Police
Department and assisted by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, St. Henry Police
Department and the Mercer County Prosecutors Office, it was determined a threat
was made and a high school student was arrested and taken into custody and is
being held on a Felony Charge of Inducing Panic.
We are continuing to work with law enforcement to best ensure the safety of our
students and staff, and that this incident is fully addressed.
I want to assure you that student, staff and campus safety continue to be our top
priority, and it will remain our focus. We will continue to cooperate with law
enforcement and follow District policies and procedures designed to protect our
students and staff during this active investigation. We will also let you know of any
further developments as they occur. Thank you for your support of all school
Justin M. Firks
Fort Recovery Local Schools