Hello Mattie V. Rutherford, Alternative Education Center Families, this is principal Mr. Maurice NeSmith.
Schools all over the nation have been coping with increasing verbal and written threats. While the vast majority of students would never engage in this kind of conduct, we want to be very clear about the consequences students will face if they make a threat.
Depending on the circumstances, those consequences will include assignment to an alternative school and possible criminal charges.
To ensure students understand the consequences of making threats, we will show a video to students on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 . If you would like to preview the video and discuss it in advance with your child, you may see it by visiting our school website.
We want students to both be safe and feel safe on our school campuses. Taking a strong stance against threats will help make that possible.
While we are taking a strong stance against threats, we do want to continue encouraging you to report any threats to us as quickly as possible. See something – Say something is the best way our school community can work together to prevent problems before they occur.
As always, if you have any feedback on input on our work here at Mattie V. Rutherford, Alternative Education Center, I invite you to contact me through the school.