As I mentioned in my email yesterday, we know that the tragic shooting at a school in Florida yesterday has caused concern in our school community. We want you to know that we have counselors available for our students and welcome any student to let a teacher or administrator know that the student would like to speak to a counselor. We have reviewed our district’s safety protocols with our administrators and staff, and we have been working with the Northbridge police department to ensure a safe environment for our school community.
Additionally, we are working with Family Continuity to look at how to provide ongoing community support. More information will be available soon.
I also want to note that we have become aware of rumors that have been circulating in our community that stem from an investigation this morning regarding Snapchat photos sent by a student. The Northbridge Police Department is investigating the matter and has assured me that there is no credible threat associated with these photos.
We will continue to be vigilant for any threats against the students, schools, staff, or community. After reviewing our safety protocols with the Northbridge Police Department, we will be holding the annual Winter Carnival and Winter Ball as scheduled at NHS, and we look forward to our students having a safe and enjoyable time at these special events.
We will continue to work with the Northbridge Police Department to ensure a safe, educational environment for our students and staff.
Dr. Catherine Stickney