Message about Thursday Night
I am writing to you tonight as your family is a part of our high school baseball team or you are taking part in our youth baseball camp.
For those of you that have not heard, there was a serious incident at Mercer Park this evening. There were two cars driving near Mercer Park when one of them opened fire on the other firing several shots. Immediately after the incident both cars fled the area. This is an active police investigation at this time so more specific details are not available.
In an effort to ensure the safety of our players and families, our school administration has been in contact with the Iowa City Police Department to determine if we are able to hold scheduled events at Mercer Park tomorrow. We have been told that Mercer Park is currently open and there is no continued threat in this area. We have been assured that we are able to safely host our baseball camp, high school games and practices as normal tomorrow at Mercer.
If you have any questions, please contact City High Principal John Bacon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Iowa City High School
1900 Morningside Drive
Iowa City, IA 52245