School Safety

This is an important announcement concerning pranks and threats:

In light of recent events national events, it is important that each of us dedicate ourselves to not allowing these acts of terrorism to disrupt our daily lives. Students need to be aware that our school will not tolerate any behavior that threatens or frightens our students or staff.

Our District handbook on page 15, section B4, clearly prohibits the use of violence, force, noise, coercion, threat, intimidation, harassment, fear, passive resistance, or any other conduct which intentionally causes a disruption. It further states on page 16, section F!, that communicating a death threat in any manner is prohibited. ACT 1046 of 2001 makes "communicating a death threat concerning a school employee or student a Class D felony."

The FBI now considers behaviors which are designed to create fear in others to be acts of "domestic terrorism," whether real or just a prank.

Our District handbook also prohibits the communication of false alarms in conjunction with ACT 567 of 2001 which makes communicating a false alarm a Class D felony under certain circumstances.

Please think carefully about your actions and how they might effect others. It is up to each of us to do his or her part to help our nation during this challenging time.

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