2018 February 20
One school in Magnolia is taking safety precautions after a threatening note arose on a junior high campus last week.
Reports indicate the vote threatened violence and mentioned students by name.
The Magnolia School District’s superintendent has released a written statement that reads as follows:
“When contacted about the matter, Magnolia Public Schools stated that they take any threats seriously, with student well-being as its top priority.
We are continuously evaluating our campus to identify vulnerabilities and certainly, events like what happened last week bring those policies and plans to the forefront. Please know that their safety is always our main priority. Anytime bullying, harassment or in this case threats are reported, or we learn of it, we take steps consistent with our policies to address it through disciplinary means, and if appropriate, reporting it to the authorities and making a hotline call. We do not comment on any alleged specific situation because of student privacy laws and policies that protect the confidentiality of those who report. We are committed to students’ personal safety and work hard to maintain a safe and respectful environment for all our students.”