We are aware of a post that circulated around social media over the course of yesterday evening by a community member with an alleged threat. Our students and staff safety is our top priority. We took the necessary protocol steps to investigate the validity of the threat with our SRO Boone and our partners, the Orting Police Department. From that investigation, we concluded there was no legitimate threat, and concluded this was a false allegation of posting a threatening message.
Due to parents' concerns, we will have extra police presence today on campus. Any student that is experiencing personal hardship, please reach out to their counselors.
We understand seeing information like this is shocking and hard to process. We take every precautionary measure to ensure we are providing the safest environment possible for our school community. To read more about our safety protocols, visit our website: https://www.ortingschools.org/safety
This is also an opportunity for our families to discuss being safe online and being careful about what their students are posting. We are providing this article to help support your conversations at home: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/social-media-smarts.html