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Letter to WMS Families: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

posted Mar 15, 2019, 5:32 PM by Steven Smith   [ updated May 9, 2019, 2:23 PM ]
February 22, 2019

Dear Waimea Middle School Parents and Guardians,

Our administration was made aware this morning of a threat to Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School on social media. The Hawaii Police Department (HPD) was notified and is currently investigating. As a safety precaution, additional department security and HPD officers will be present on both our campus and the Waimea Elementary School campus throughout the day.

As with any emergency-type situation, we are striving to balance the need for safety with our overall commitment to provide students and families with every sense of normalcy. School will be open  nd there will be no change in the schedule.

Threats to any Hawaii State school campus and its students are taken very seriously and are investigated thoroughly. If you discover anything that can assist in this investigation, please contact HPD immediately.

Terroristic threats are considered Class A student conduct offenses. Penalties can range from detention to dismissal with the possibility of arrest and serious criminal charges. I urge students and families to refrain from reposting threats. According to police, reposting a threat is as good as making the threat itself and' contribute s to carrying on the initial threat.

We appreciate your help as we work together to keep all of our students safe. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our administration at (808) 887-6090.

Sincerely,  Janice English Principal