The purpose of this message is to make you aware of a situation that occurred with a Maquoketa Student and to give you accurate information.

On 2/19/2018 the Maquoketa Law Center received information about an inappropriate comment or threat made by a student at the Maquoketa High School.  The Maquoketa Police Department along with the Jackson County Sherriff’s Department immediately began an investigation.  Administration at the Maquoketa High School were notified about the threat and given names of the subject(s) who were involved.

The Maquoketa Police Department is working with the Maquoketa School District to ensure the safety of all the staff and students.  No charges have been filed at this time and the Maquoketa Police Department is continuing their investigation.

At this time in the investigation we do not believe these was a viable threat towards students or staff at the Maquoketa School District.

If you have additional information regarding this matter please contact the Maquoketa Community School District Administration Office at (563) 652-4984, School Resource Officer Scott Hansen or Asst. Chief Brendan Zeimet at the Maquoketa Police Department at (563) 652-2468.

It is important to discuss with your children and students that it is not appropriate, nor acceptable, to joke about or make light of tragedies like this.