• January 23, 2020

    Dear Parent/Guardian:

    This letter is to update you on the situation involving threats made against the Stissing Mountain Junior-Senior High School yesterday. The District requested additional law enforcement presence, beyond our own SRO, to assist in the students and school community feeling safe and secure.  

    Working with the assistance of law enforcement we have determined that the threat was not credible, however, the impact on our school community was serious. As a result, we are following the appropriate measures to address this situation. As always, we are thankful for the students and community members who provided us with information so that we could conduct a thorough investigation.

    Our priority continues to be the safety of our students and staff.

    Thank you again for your support and understanding.

    Martin D. Handler, Ed.D

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  • 1/22/20  

    To Parents and Students of Stissing Mountain Jr/Sr High School:  
    This afternoon and evening we have been dealing with rumors regarding a threat made against our school by a student.  As soon as it came to our attention we started conducting interviews to get to the bottom of the alleged comments to determine the credibility of the threat.  Our SRO from the Sheriff’s office was involved as was our building administration.        
    We are aware that much of the details and facts of the situation have been blown out of proportion and there is a great deal of misinformation going around causing families to be uneasy and scared regarding the situation.  At this time, we are confident that this is not a credible threat.        
    We are continuing to address the situation into the evening and will be meeting with students and families involved in the morning.  Thank you to the many students and parents who have been reaching out to us this afternoon and evening to give us all the information that is circulating around this topic.   

    Having all the information, both credible and inflated, helps us to stay ahead of the situation, keep law enforcement informed and do our absolute best to keep our school community safe.  As always this is our top priority.        
    Should further information evolve that is important for the school community to know we will share it with you.        
    Tara K. Grieb    

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