October 13, 2022

Dear Keshequa Families,

At approximately 11:00 on Thursday, October 13, 2022, the district was made aware of
a statement that a student made to another student regarding school safety in relation to
someone coming on the property with a weapon. The District immediately implemented the
District Safety Plan.

We have been working alongside law enforcement and school safety experts today. After much
investigation, the Deputies and Investigators from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department
were able to determine there is no credible threat to the school and its students. They are
following their established protocols when dealing with these situations including performing a
student safety assessment.

We take these situations very seriously, and we will hold the student accountable, fully
enforcing the code of conduct. The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is the District's first
priority. Throughout the day the District buildings have been swept by local law enforcement and school safety personnel just as another safety measure.

Out of an abundance of caution and to provide an additional layer of security tomorrow, Friday,
October 14th the district will also be doing the following:

  • We will have increased police presence at all schools at arrival, dismissal, and throughout the day.
  • We will increase supervision at the entrance/exit per building:
  •  We will have increased adult supervision throughout the day (e.g., arrival, throughout the hallways, and dismissal).

Students in this situation did the right thing and reported the situation. We need to continue to
come together as a unified community to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe. Please, if you see something, say something. If you hear something, say something. You can use the
anonymous Safe School Helpline (1-800-418-6423 ext 359; Text 66746 and type TIPS) to report threats of violence, suicide, and illegal activity that could harm students and staff in our schools.
And, as always, the District is asking families to assist in reminding their students of the serious
consequences of any threats made. We have included a resource to help you talk about this
situation with your children.

Once again thank you for your patience, concern, and support. At Keshequa the safety of our
students, faculty, and staff have always been and will continue to be the number one priority.

Lesley Powers
Superintendent of Schools