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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Please click here for a message from Superintendent Brad Lindsay regarding the MHS evacuation and surrounding events.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News UPDATE: Emergency officials have cleared Marion High School, indicating it is safe to return there. All MHS students who were NOT picked up at the IWU evacuation gathering point are now being taken back to MHS.

Parents/guardians can pick students up at MHS until regular bus pick-up time. At that point, the MHS buses will still be available to transport regular bus-riders.

This evening at Marion High School, all events, including the Kindness Rally and athletics events and practices, are canceled.

We appreciate the patience and cooperation of all involved during today's evacuation process. We take all threats seriously, and student/staff safety is top priority.

UPDATE: Marion High School has been evacuated. Emergency officers are investigating a bomb threat.

Students were transported to Lucky Arena at Indiana Wesleyan University. Parents/guardians will be able to reunite with their students at IWU.

Parents/guardians should enter at the south door at the arena. Check-in is at the intramural gymnasium at IWU. Please see the campus map here.

NOTE: The Kindness Rally set for tonight at MHS is canceled.

We will update with information as it is available.

Marion High School is currently in a Level 2 lockdown, as of 11:40 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2014.

This means all students and staff will not move from the area they are in unless specifically directed to do so by an administrator. Administrators and emergency officers are investigating a bomb threat.

No one will be allowed to enter the building during the Level 2 lockdown. No one, including students, will be allowed to leave the building during the Level 2 lockdown.

We will update with information as it is available.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News

Questions have arisen over rumors of a threat made toward Marion High School. Administrators and school resource officers began an investigation immediately, and officers are on higher alert than usual today, Thursday, April 24, in and around the high school.

As of Thursday afternoon, there has been no verification of a threat. Officers and administrators don’t believe there is reason to raise our security level at the building. Marion High School is in normal security mode, with all doors locked and the buzz-in and visitor badge system in place, as it is every day.

We take all threats seriously, and will provide new information as needed.

As always, we ask anyone who knows anything that threatens the safety of our students or schools to contact school or district administrators. Our anonymous student/school safety hotline is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call or text 765-997-8585 or email


PLEASE NOTE: A School Messenger call was sent out Thursday morning with this information to all MCS parents. If you did not receive the call, it is likely that your school office does not have a current phone number on file for you. Please contact your school office to update your emergency contact information.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools will celebrate the efforts of its students and staff to prevent bullying at a special end-of-the-year event, the Kindness Rally, and the public is invited to come join in the fun.

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The Kindness Rally is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Marion High School gym. Features will include bounce houses, an obstacle course, dunk tank (where principals and other administrators will take the plunge), food, and more.

Tickets to be used for the carnival attractions will be four for $1, and proceeds will fund continuing anti-bullying efforts throughout the school system. The Marion High School FOR TAXII Club (Friends of Rachel / Teens Against Xtreme Inappropriate Interactions), which helps organize and run the Kindness Rally, will also be selling T-shirts and bracelets as a fundraiser.

Doors will open and ticket sales will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The Chain Reaction Ceremony is set for 6 p.m. The ceremony will feature the MHS JROTC presenting the flag, along with performances by the MHS and McCulloch Junior High School choirs, the MHS band, presentation of Student Kindness Awards and messages from district administrators. Students from each school will also participate in the parade of kindness chains from each school, with each link in the chains representing a kind act noticed this school year.

Marion Community Schools is proud of our students and staff who are starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion and making positive changes in our schools and community. We hope that students of all ages and their families, along with community members, will come and help us celebrate at the second annual Kindness Rally!

McCulloch Junior High School students display their Kindness Chain at the 2013 rally. (Marion Community Schools photo)