Dear Mentor Schools Families & Staff,
I am writing to inform you that a threatening message was called into the Mentor Police Department this evening referencing “a school”, not specifically a Mentor school. After investigating, Mentor police officers have been able to determine that it was not a credible threat and that it is safe for us to operate the district tomorrow per usual. However, to be extra vigilant, we will have an increased police presence in our district tomorrow.
As you know, the safety of our students, staff and schools is our absolute number one priority in Mentor Schools. We value our partnership with the Mentor Police and Fire departments in implementing our safety measures. The “See Something? Say Something!” philosophy in our community continues to be key in maintaining a safe learning environment for our students.
I can assure you, our team will continue to take every precaution we can to ensure we provide a safe learning environment where students can grow academically, socially and emotionally in all of our schools.
Bill Porter

Call (440)974-HOME (4663)


The Mentor Schools Crisis Hotline is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to report any threat to the safety of our school community at any building or school event. The Crisis Hotline can also be used to report instances of bullying anonymously (in accordance with the Jessica Logan Act).

A live, local operator will field all calls and direct them to the appropriate school or public safety officials. A caller does not have to identify themselves or leave a phone number.

When should a call be made?

Any time an individual hears that a threat has been made regarding the safety or well-being of our students and/or staff or other activities that would/could cause damage to our facilities or equipment, where he/she would not feel comfortable calling 911. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Bomb Threat
  • Bullying
  • Death Threat
  • Drug Sale (marijuana, hallucinogens)
  • Fighting – students planning to fight on school property
  • Suicide Threat
  • Tampering – with school cleaning materials, cafeteria food tampering, etc.
  • Vandalism
  • Weapons Threat

Please remember, if you know any kind of danger or emergency is imminent, we recommend calling 911 before the Crisis Hotline.
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