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Important Safety Notice – February 15, 2018

Today administration received reports from students about unsafe language used by other students that made them feel unsafe.  Words used focused on violence at school.  Follow up interviews confirm a conversation between two boys about an online video game focused on school violence and other comments that suggest one might do something at our school to scare students. The students involved in this discussion are being disciplined for creating a significant disturbance at school and language that suggests a threat. Topsham Police have been notified and are conducting an investigation on this matter.

Administration also heard another report that a student had made a statement that suggested a threat of violence tomorrow at school.  Follow up conversations suggest this is a rumor and Topsham Police have followed up on this report. Based on information gathered regarding both reports, administration does not believe that there is any credible threat of violence at our school. 

Please know that any and all threats are investigated to the fullest extent to ensure the safety of the building and all occupants. The safety of our children is of primary concern. There will be an increased presence of police at school tomorrow as we begin our day to support students and parents sense of safety.  School counselors will be available for children who are in need of direct support.

 As we all manage our personal emotions and responses to the traumatic events and our concerns about safety in our schools, it is important to listen to our children.  But what do we say?  Here are a couple of resources that I hope you find helpful as you consider your child’s questions and needs: 

Respectfully,

 

Donna F. Brunette





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