Dear Exeter Families,
Our number one concern is to provide the safest learning environment possible for all of our students and staff, which is why we will always take any rumor or threat against our students, staff or school community seriously, and why we will always immediately partner with local law enforcement and other agencies to help us investigate these threats to the fullest extent of the law as soon as they come to our attention. Today, you may have heard that there are rumors of violence at the Junior High School. We want you to know that when we received information about this situation, we immediately involved the Exeter Township Police Department to help us investigate any credibility to this rumor. We also immediately began to open dialogue with our students so that we could investigate the situation with both them and their parents.
We understand that this situation is concerning to our students and their parents, which is why we are taking extra steps to provide additional layers of security at the EJHS. These steps include--but are not limited to--adding additional police presence on campus and in the hallways; searching lockers; and conducting thorough searches of all student backpacks, coats, pockets, etc. before students are able to enter the building.
We appreciate the students, parents and staff who have been so cooperative to assist us in this situation. We continue to encourage our students, parents and community members to come forward to us, the Exeter Township Police Department, or report ANY concerns that they may have to Safe2Say, which is a free and anonymous hotline. Please know that we clearly take threats to our students and staff seriously, and the District will take the fullest legal action against those who are responsible for creating terroristic threats to our school community.
Please feel free to contact the Junior High should you have any further questions or concerns.
Alex Brown, Principal