Feb. 25, 2018
School Superintendent Dr. Pam Stephens issued a called to parents around 10:30 p.m. Sunday assuring everyone that “your children will be safe tomorrow in your schools and in your classroom.”
Stephens said a student had posted something on social media Sunday and had since been talked with and disciplined. She did not elaborate on what the social media post said.
Stephens went on to encourage students and parents to talk with one another and encouraged students to tell parents of any dangers they may be aware of. She thanked School Resource Officer Kevin Atwood and the Adair County Sheriff’s Office for “getting to the bottom of the social media post.”
Stephens also promised to prosecute anyone who “attempts to make our schools appear to be unsafe.”
Stephens said there would be a community meeting called to talk about these issues and encouraged parents to “send your students to school tomorrow.” As for the social media post, she said it “ is something made up and is not a threat to our schools.”
Updates will be posted as they become available.
By Sharon Burton