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Letter to Parents: Clown Threats

October 07, 2016

October 7, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As many of you may have heard through media coverage and on social media there have been incidents in BC and North America relating to ‘creepy clown’ threats. Some of these threats have referenced kidnapping or targeting schools with threats of violence.

We understand that this has prompted rumours, primarily amongst middle and secondary school students, of incidents having occurred within our own community. There have been no clown-related incidents at any School District 72 schools.

District staff and the Campbell River RCMP continually monitor for potential school threats of any nature and schools would immediately employ our threat/risk assessment protocols should there be any incident.

However, with Halloween around the corner and given the sensitivity at this time, students and staff are asked not to wear clown costumes to any school function.

Should you have any concerns or become aware of a potential risk at one of our schools, please contact your school principal.

Thomas G.S. Longridge
Superintendent and CEO