Safety Letter

posted Apr 24, 2017, 1:45 PM by Doug Daugherty   [ updated Apr 24, 2017, 1:47 PM by Brandon Stewart ]

April 24, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I am writing to inform you about an incident that has come to our attention regarding three junior high students talking about a threat of violence. We contacted the Lawrenceville Police Department and officers began an investigation. The students in question are not attending school pending an upcoming school board hearing.

Similarly, the situation involving the high school student who made some post on social media last week was thoroughly investigated by police and that student also is not attending school and her situation is still being evaluated. Law enforcement officials do not believe any students or staff ever was in danger in either instance. However, we must take all situations seriously as the safety of our students and staff is our top priority.

We cannot go into more detail on either incident because of student privacy laws and because the investigations are ongoing. We want to thank the students and staff for coming forward to bring these situations to our attention, and we also want to thank the Lawrenceville Police Department for its quick and professional response. We will continue to work with local law enforcement officials to monitor the situations closely. Anyone having any information regarding either of these incidents should contact the Lawrenceville Police Department.


Doug Daugherty Superintendent

Lawrence County CUSD #20