Dear Perry Township Families,
I want to address rumors related to threats against our school community. In the past few days, there have been an online hoax and gossip about violent acts being planned in our schools. We take all of these threats seriously, and our Police Department investigates each one. Thankfully, none of the threats were determined to be credible. Also, we are reminding students that if they do make threats, there will be consequences that could include expulsion and/or criminal charges.
If you see something, we want you to say something. However, we also ask you to please refrain from sharing and spreading information online that has not been substantiated or confirmed. Such online activity only complicates efforts to determine what information is true and what is false.
Because of recent events, nationally and locally, there is an understandable heightened anxiety about school safety. As a parent myself, I want to assure you, when a situation rises to the level of potential danger to students, we will absolutely notify you. While social media can be a wonderful tool, I’d encourage you to reach out to your student’s principal, teacher, or to me directly, if you have concerns. Matters of student safety can also be reported to our Safety Hotline at 317.789.3905.
Patrick W. Mapes