Student Comments Investigated Thurs. Nov. 14: No Credible Threat to IVES Campus
Posted by David Nancarrow on 11/14/2019
Dear Inspiration View Elementary School Families,
IVES administrators are working closely with POWER Zone and district leadership to investigate and address threatening statements made by a student at IVES during school Thursday.
On Thursday, the administration at IVES learned that a student made a threatening statement during an interaction at lunch with other students. School leaders immediately contacted the student involved and began a thorough investigation. After speaking with the student and the student’s parents IVES administrators determined there was no credible threat, or danger to the school.
Even as IVES leadership investigated and addressed the situation, a discussion of Thursday’s events continued on social media into the evening. Given the seriousness of any threatening report, we want to reassure all of our families that there is no credible threat to the safety of students, staff, guests, or the IVES campus. Accordingly, IVES will maintain our normal schedule Friday and administrators will assign appropriate consequences for the student involved.
The safety of students, families and staff on our campuses is non-negotiable. We consider comments like the ones described unacceptable, and take them very seriously. We encourage all of our students and families to stay alert and report any suspicious activity. We thank you for your trust, understanding and support in this matter. We will remain proactive to ensure a safe learning environment awaits every District 49 learner.
Good morning Inspiration View Elementary School family,
District 49's safety and security team selected IVES for a lockdown drill on Tuesday, October 8.
This drill started at approximately 10:45 a.m. as part of ongoing efforts to continuously strengthen our safety procedures. Drills like this help your school maintain a safe atmosphere and remain prepared in case of an emergency. In the event of an actual emergency, you would be notified via a phone message, text, and/or email.
Please take this opportunity to review and update the emergency contact information you have registered in parent portal.
Please contact Dave Watson, District 49 safety and security director, with any questions.