All Hastings Area Schools will be closed Monday, March 5th due to a threat.

Hastings Area School System posted this on Facebook at 7:10 PM Sunday evening:

Here's a statement from Carrie Duits, Hastings Area Schools Superintendent,

As we have shared in the past, safety and security are our top priorities. We received a threat at our high school for Monday, March 5th. We have been working with multiple law enforcement agencies throughout the weekend. The recommendation from Hastings City Police is to cancel school on Monday, March 5th, District wide. This will allow them time needed to conclude their investigation. The school district is committed to collaborating with law enforcement on behalf of safety and security for all. Again, all activities for Hastings Area School System are cancelled for Monday, March 5th. The facilities are closed to all. This includes the CERC and daycare. Thank you for your understanding.

In the wake of one school shooting after another you can't be too cautious.  In fact, Hastings Area Schools are planning a public forum on school safety inspired by the shootings in Florida according to the school website,

On March 8, 2018, Hastings Area Schools will hold a community forum to gather input on making our schools more safe and secure. Several needs have been determined by the Board of Education Property and Finance Committees. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at 6:30 pm at the Hastings Middle School. To begin, community members will be invited to view areas of the new Middle School addition and then provide input for next steps in making our district more safe and secure for all.

No specifics have been released on the threat responsible for closing the school system today.  We'll keep you updated right here.


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