You HERD it news from the Mighty Elkhorn Middle School:
Good evening students, staff, and families of the Mighty EMS.
I am asking tonight for us to come together and partner in this truly troubled time of fear and anxiety surrounding the safety of our school and community. We must be united under the same plan to help address issues as they arise, and ensure to our students that they are safe at school every day. I am asking for the following:
- Adults and students need to report any issues or concerns to school officials or law enforcement, not to social media sites. Social media sites only incite fear and panic that feed the unrest many are feeling.
- If any threat were deemed credible, parents would know immediately. As many probably heard today, threats or lockdowns were shared with parents via the school in order to communicate the most accurate information.
- This is not a time to start pointing fingers at students who other students have deemed as fitting a description of someone who would cause mass harm. This is both highly unfair and potentially damaging to individual students.
- Please express to your child that this is not a platform to make jokes or try and scare others. Using mass harm events as a joke or scare tactic will result in serious disciplinary actions.
- When in school, students need to report issues to adults in the building first instead of calling or texting parents. The time it takes for a student to text/call a parent, then the parent call the school, could be the time missed in stopping a potential threat.
If we could work on becoming more aligned in the matters laid out above, we can begin the process of getting back to normal while at the same time, keeping ourselves aware of how we can stay safe. I have children as well, if they were of age, I would 100% be confident sending them to school at the Mighty EMS tomorrow. In partnering with Frankfort PD, Franklin Co. School District Central Office, and all our students and families, our students are safe when they are at school.
Principal, The Mighty Elkhorn Middle School