May 9, 2012
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Around 10 a.m. this morning, staff found graffiti written in a bathroom saying that the school would be blown up. The graffiti did not indicate a time or day. District security and police do not believe that these are credible threats.
District security officers and police are investigating the graffiti, and will try to determine who is responsible for writing it. We know that students nearly always make these kinds of threats with the intention of disrupting school or as a prank. They should know that high-tech security in our schools is making it easier to identify them when they do this type of thing. Students found to have been involved in making such threats are automatically expelled and can face serious criminal charges.
Our staff works hard to create a safe environment where all students feel comfortable, and where they can concentrate on learning. We strongly encourage you to speak with your students about the consequences of this type of activity, and how they can help keep their school safe.
We also want to encourage students (and parents) to let us know when they have information that could be helpful in identifying the perpetrator. You can make an anonymous report, if you wish, by calling or text messaging the Safe Schools Tip-Line at 253-945-SAFE (7233). The tip-line is available 24 hours a day, year-round. You should also call or text this number anytime you hear or see anything that causes you concern for a student or staff member’s safety.
We need your support in providing a positive, safe environment for fostering academic success. Your child deserves nothing less.