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Brownstown Superintendent releases statement to parents regarding incident

posted Jan 12, 2013, 8:42 AM by rcurll@bcusd201.com
Brownstown Superintendent Adam Bussard has issued a statement to parents of students in the district addressing an issue that occurred at the district's high school this morning. The statement reads as follows:

Dear Parents,

I want to share with you an incident that occurred before school this morning at our high school. It came to our attention that one of our students allegedly had made a threat of violence against another student on Facebook. Upon receiving this information, we immediately took action, including bringing the student who allegedly had made the threat into the office and contacting law enforcement authorities at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

We followed our school safety plan, which had been reviewed by law enforcement authorities. We did not have to evacuate or lock down the school because the student in question was under supervision in our office and we determined that he was not armed and not an immediate threat to anyone. He was removed from the campus by the Sheriff’s Department.

Because of student privacy laws and because there is an ongoing law enforcement investigation, we cannot share any more details.

The safety and welfare of all of our students, faculty and staff are a top priority in our school district. We took immediate action to resolve this threat according to school district policy and our school safety plan. Thank you for your continued support of our school district and our students.
Sincerely,
 
Adam Bussard
Superintendent
Brownstown Community Unit District 201
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