Read the Parent Letter Sent by Sedalia School District #200 Regarding Reported Threats of Violence
School officials have issued to the parents of students a letter to regarding the recent reports of threats of violence at Smith-Cotton High School. The letter states that the high school “received information regarding a possible act of school violence that was to be perpetrated on school grounds,” and that the case has been turned over to the Pettis County Juvenile Office for further action.
The letter also states that the school will have an increased law enforcement presence through Dec. 21. You can read the letter in it’s entirety here.
Date: December 12, 2012
To: High School and Jr. High School Parent/Guardian
Re: School Violence Threat Reported
It is the belief of Sedalia School District #200 administration and staff that it is our responsibility to educate and protect our students. On 12-11-12, the School Resource Officer, as well as school administration at Smith-Cotton High School and Smith-Cotton Jr. High School received information regarding a possible act of school violence that was to be perpetrated on school grounds. A joint investigation was conducted between the SRO, school administration and the Pettis Co. Juvenile Office. All necessary action has been taken in order to provide for the safety and security of all Sedalia School District students and staff. This case has been turned over to the Pettis County Juvenile Office for further action.
Again, student and staff safety is the primary concern for the Sedalia School District #200 administration. We will continue to be diligent with daily supervision throughout all campus environments. In addition, the Sedalia School District #200 plans to have an increased law enforcement presence available through December 21, 2012. School administration will continue to listen to student, parent and community concerns regarding this issue. Please feel free to contact building administration, school guidance counselors and/or local law enforcement with future or additional concerns.
Harriet Wolfe, Superintendent of Schools
Bradley Pollitt, Assistant Superintendent of Schools