UPDATE @ 10:16 a.m.
Butler County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Ed. Tanner said the student’s father involved in today’s incident at Edgwood High School called the person who has custody of the child and said he was in route at the school with a knife, which was a birthday gift.
The guardian called the school, and deputies responded.
The man and his vehicle were searched, but no weapon was found. He was wanted on a warrant and was taken off school property.
A parent was removed from Edgewood High School property this morning after being reported as “unstable,” the school district posted on Facebook.
The parent had no weapons, and all at the high school are safe, the post said. Butler County sheriff’s deputies and the district’s school resource officers responded to the school.
The full text of the district’s message:
“The Butler County Sheriff Deputies and our SROs quickly responded to a call received this morning about a parent who was in route to Edgewood High School. The caller stated a parent was bringing a knife and was reported to be unstable. Our SROs along with other BCS
“Deputies responded quickly and located the parent. No weapons were found and the individual was removed from school property. Everyone is safe at the high school. Students were already in class at 8:00 am and the building had been secured for the day.
“Currently, many of our students are taking the End of Course exam until 11:00 am. We will follow up with a text and phone call to everyone through our Blackboard notification system after 11:00 am this morning to ensure this message has been received by all our students, staff, and parents.
“We are grateful for the quick response to this situation by our SROs and the Butler County Sheriff Office and the consistent support and protection they provide to our students and staff.”