Update to Situational Awareness

This message is to inform parents of the information that was shared and discussed in a mini assembly format with each grade level (9-12) today. The purposes behind the meetings were:
1) Inform students of accurate information about the comments that were made that caused a concern these past few days and give any pertinent other information
2) Let the students know what is being done to keep them safe
3) Remind students who they should speak with if they do not feel safe or hear something that is concerning

Below is an outline of the information that was discussed.
Situation
-7:30 pm Monday reported to law center about comments made
-Sheriff’s Department/ Maquoketa PD/School officials investigated on Monday
-Interviewed the individual Monday evening
-Family is cooperating with investigation
-Investigation is still on-going by the law enforcement and the school; not considered a viable threat to staff or students

Safety
-Increased police presence throughout the week
-Student in question will not attend school until investigation is complete and cleared to return by school officials
-Increased visibility by staff
-Shared ALICE protocol Tuesday after school with staff
-Doors are locked, do not let individuals in locked doors, do not ask to be let in locked doors use the three doors that are monitored.

Rumors
-All rumors are being examined, thank you to everyone who has cooperated today
-Fire alarm was not pulled yesterday, it was a dirty sensor

Communication
-If you are uncomfortable you need to share that with an adult at school like a teacher, counselor, administrator and an adult at home
-If you hear or see something first hand, please tell a teacher, counselor, administrator and an adult at home

A school messenger call will be going out later today as well discussing these points. Thank you.