Tustumena Elementary Newsletter

Update April 30, 2015

Update from our District Office


KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

NEWS RELEASE

Alleged threat to central peninsula schools deemed not credible

Soldotna, April 30, 2015—KPBSD learned late this afternoon that through law enforcement investigation, a general threat made yesterday involving our Soldotna area schools has been deemed not credible by law enforcement.

We know that the past day has created angst for many of our parents, students, and staff in the central peninsula as we worked with local law enforcement in the central peninsula after an alleged threat was made that included schools. We could not release additional information that was only speculative, and being investigated. We trust our collaboration with law enforcement, but acknowledge that lack of information to many in the community was challenging.

Sean Dusek, KPBSD superintendent expresses, "We appreciate the work and efforts by law enforcement and our staff to ensure the safety of our students. As a district we appreciate the concerns expressed by our parents in this matter and will work to improve in all facets in responding to these types of situations. Our first priority is the safety of our students."

Our schools will continue to be in session on a normal schedule. As a reminder, Friday, May 1, 2015, is on a 90 minute early release schedule for most of our schools.

If you have questions or concerns please contact your school’s principal or the district office.

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PEGGE ERKENEFF

Communications Specialist

907.714.8888

Fax 907.262.5857

148 N. Binkley Street

Soldotna, Alaska, 99669

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