Community Update: South Bend School District Addresses Recent Safety Concern
South Bend, WA – In our commitment to transparency and community engagement, the South Bend School District wishes to address and clarify events that occurred on our campus yesterday, dispelling any rumors and ensuring our community is informed directly from us.
Early yesterday morning, our administration was alerted to a situation involving a student who made threats towards another student through online social platforms. The student making threats was immediately contacted by Principal Jason Nelson and Vice Principal Mr. Schray to be questioned.
The student involved admitted to making the threats online. Local law enforcement was contacted and arrived on campus to interview the student. The police then escorted the student home, and confirmed the individual had no access to weapons at any time. It is important to emphasize that at no point were weapons brought onto school premises.
The South Bend School District's Threat Assessment Team, under the guidance of school administration and school Mental Health Generalist Dr. Stacey Villanueva, is actively collaborating with SBPD Chief Stigall to ensure that a plan is in place moving forward.
We understand the importance of clear and open communication in maintaining a safe educational environment. Should you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to reach out. Our priority remains the safety, security, and well-being of all our students and staff members. If there is ever a concern related to the safety of our students and/or staff, please report those concerns to school administration immediately.
For further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
Phone: 360.875.6041 | Fax: 360.875.6062