We value good communication between home and School; therefore, I want to take a minute to share some information with you. Today, we were informed of some posts on social media that made a statement regarding the safety of students in school. We have spoken with Rochester Police Chief Allen who has confirmed that the threats are unsubstantiated. We will continue to work with the Rochester Police Department to ensure the safety of everyone in our schools.
I can assure you that the Rochester Police and the Rochester School District take all of these concerns seriously. There is not a confirmed threat. Your children are safe to come to school. We should not let ourselves become part of the social media hysteria. The Police will have an increased presence throughout the week, when appropriate.
This notice is purely to alleviate any concerns you may have if you hear any rumors. Please know at all times the safety and security of students and staff is our first and foremost responsibility; and be assured that any issue will be addressed appropriately.
This may be a good opportunity for you to connect with your child about what it means to be safe, respectful and responsible at school and throughout the greater community. Also, help your child understand the difference between a real concern or a posting on social media.