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December 20, 2012

Sheriff to spend day at Teton High School Friday

Update: This e mail was sent from the Teton County School District today at 2 p.m.

Dear Parents,

We are aware of the safety concerns that students, parents and staff have at this time, which are in response to recent events (tragedy in Connecticut, the perceived apocalypse and end of the world on December 21, 2012).

School will be in session Friday, December 21.  We have communicated closely with local law enforcement and the Sheriff’s department has committed to having a presence at Teton High School on Friday.  This will help support our ongoing efforts to increase the supervision of students.

Thank you for contacting school officials with your concerns. As educators, and as parents, we understand the heightened level of concern we all have at this time.  If you have any additional concerns, please feel free to contact the school at 354-2952.
Frank Mello, Principal, Teton High School
Brody Birch, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Monte Woolstenhulme, Superintendent, Teton School District 401

Queridos padres de familia,

Somos conscientes de la preocupacion de seguridad que los estudiantes, el personal y los padres tienen debido a los eventos que han estado aconteciendo (la tragedia en Connecticut, el percibido apocalipsis y el fin del mundo el 21 de diciembre de 2012).

La escuela estará en sesión el dia Viernes 21 .Estamos colaborando con la policía local y el departamento del Sheriff se ha comprometido a tener una presencia en Teton High School este viernes. Esto ayudará a apoyar nuestros esfuerzos en curso para aumentar la supervisión de los estudiantes.

Gracias por ponerse en contacto con funcionarios de la escuela con sus preocupaciones. Como educadores y como padres, entendemos el nivel de preocupación que todos tenemos en este momento. Si tiene cualquier inquietud adicional, por favor sientase libre de contactar la escuela al 354-2952.

Teton High School principal Frank Mello said on Thursday that he was able to track the source of a rumor that has taken on a life of its own.

“There have been no threats made to any person or for any events at the high school,” Mello said. “It’s all rumor-based.”

Mello said he was able to track down the source of the rumored threats to a conversation that was taken out of context two weeks ago.

Since then, Mello said parents and students have had a high level anxiety over the rumor. Mello said with the recent tragedy in Connecticut to the Mayan apocalypse, he can understand why folks would be on edge, but assured the community that there was nothing to worry about at the high school.

As an added measure to calm the public and the student body, Mello has asked Sheriff Tony Liford to spend the day at the high school on Friday, December 21.



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