This afternoon McPherson Middle School Principal Brandon Simmelink issued a statement to parents about an unauthorized person entering the facility. The statement was the following:
Good Afternoon MMS Families,
An unauthorized young person entered McPherson Middle School early this afternoon. The person presented no evident threat to the safety of students of staff. However, he was in the building without authorization. In order to assure the safety of the students, the building went into a status where students were not allowed to leave the classroom. During that time building administrators, assisted by the McPherson Police Department, secured the building assuring that the person was no longer in the building. At no time was there an implied immediate threat to students or staff.