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USD 418 Superintendent Praises District Staff for Quick Response During Tuesday’s Stray Arrow Incident


By Lucky Kidd


McPHERSON, Kan. — McPherson USD 418 Superintendent Shiloh Vincent praised district staff Wednesday for their work following a Tuesday morning incident where a seven-year-old girl was struck by a stray arrow on the Roosevelt Elementary School playground.

Shiloh told Ad Astra News it started with the quick response by staff at Roosevelt, “just working really quickly to make sure they got kids into the building so they could be in a safe place, and started to get emergency services on the way to make sure that this young lady would get the attention she needed.”

In addition to the response from McPherson EMS, Fire and Police Personnel, the district implemented their crisis teams, who were able to meet with children quickly and counsel them through the emotions and stressors they went through.

By the end of the day Tuesday, things at Roosevelt were pretty much back to normal, with kids going out for recess and the like. Counselors and crisis team members will be at the school for the remainder of this week to provide assistance as needed.

The girl is back home after receiving treatment at a Wichita hospital. Back at home she was paid a visit by police, fire and EMS personnel along with USD 418 staff, who helped her celebrate her birthday.