Coweta Intermediate High School responded like clockwork to a tragic incident early Monday morning. At around 9 a.m. Coweta police received a report of “shots fired,” whereupon two Coweat Public Schools were immediately put on lockdown. While the scare and danger to other students turned out to be a false alarm, the Coweta school district superintendent confirmed that a freshman tragically committed suicide in a bathroom.
As soon as the report was received by the Coweta police early Monday moring, all ninth graders at the school were escorted immediately to the gymnasium, where parents could pick their children up at any time. The incident put two Coweta Public School on lockdown, and demonstrated the well-oiled-machine of Coweta schools to ensure student safety in emergencies.
Coweta school superintendent Jeff Holmes released the following phone alert Monday:
"This is Jeff Holmes, Superintendent of Coweta Schools. I regret to inform you that we have a tragic incident at our intermediate high school today.
All 9th grade students have been moved to the high school gymnasium where they will be able to checked out from the northwest lobby by a parent at this time. All other schools will remain in session throughout today.
All bus routes will run at the normal time at the end of the day for students including any 9th grade students who have not been checked out from the high school gymnasium. We will have press conferences soon to release more information."
A press conference will be held at 2 p.m. for further details and investigation.