Authorities continue the investigation into a false alarm of a person with a gun at Evansville Day School that happened last Monday, February 25.
Officials say someone called the school and reported a person with a gun.
The receptionist called 911, and a lockdown was issued.
Evansville Day School officials released the following statement praising the swift action and handling of the situation by law enforcement agencies and other first responders:
Evansville Day School had the unfortunate experience of being the victim of a hoax phone call that alleged we had a gunman in our building.
We immediately went into a full school lockdown and called 911.
The purpose of this letter to commend our police agencies and first responders.
Their response time to our 911 call was exceedingly quick.
The Evansville Police Dept, assisted by other agencies such as the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office, Indiana State Police and even volunteer firemen, was most impressive. When duty called, they responded.
The officers of EPD showed up first by twos and fours, then by tens and more. Over fifty officers from the different organizations came to our aid. They are all well trained, disciplined, and courageous.
We are unique in that we have children who range in age from 3 to 18 on our campus. I watched police officers gently reassuring our small children. I told Chief Bolin that I personally observed his men, who were armed and prepared to use deadly force, transform themselves into father-like figures as they calmly reassured the scared little boys and girls in our Primary School that they were safe.
The citizens of Evansville can rest assured that our city is in the best hands possible. It is with gratitude and praise that we wish to recognize our courageous officers of the law.
Thank you, EPD Sheriff's Department, and all of the other brave people who came to our aid.
Evansville Day School
Police find no evidence of threat at Evansville Day School
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