As you know, many school districts in southeastern Michigan have been dealing with an overwhelming number of copycat threats, mainly on social media, in the aftermath of the tragic event at Oxford High School on Tuesday. We, too, have been made aware of rumors of this nature and found, through our own investigation and in cooperation with local law enforcement, no credible threats.
I have personally spoken to our administrative team as well as the leaders of our local law enforcement agencies about these rumors. I am confident that each has been investigated with the utmost care, concern and conviction. We have been reassured by our partners in law enforcement that our schools can remain open and that we will receive all the support we need to continue to offer our students a safe and secure experience.
With that said, rest assured that we will not hesitate to change course if we are compelled to do so based on new information. As a district, we take seriously any threats made against our schools and will deal with them swiftly not only at the school level, but as a police matter.
In light of this week’s tragedy, and the trauma it has caused so many, we know many of our students and staff are on edge. If your student is struggling to cope with anxiety as a result of this tragedy, please let us know so we can get them the help that they need.
Further, we encourage all students to look out for each other during this difficult time. We ask that students report any suspicious behavior to their teacher or principal, whether it is something seen in school or out of school. If you or your student has knowledge of any threat, real or perceived, please report this to the school administration immediately. Anyone can also submit tips anonymously through the State of Michigan’s OK2Saywebsite at michigan.gov/ok2say. We appreciate your cooperation
We are all in this together,
Matt Wandrie – Superintendent