March 3, 2019
We wanted to make you aware of a situation and its outcome at Mustang (South) Middle School. Principal Kathy Knowles was contacted on Saturday evening at 5:53 p.m. regarding a student making a threat over social media. The post showed a student holding what appeared to be a weapon with a caption that said, “Don’t come to school on Monday.”
Mustang Middle School administration immediately contacted the Mustang Police Department and Mustang Public Schools district administration to report the student’s social media post. It was determined by Mustang police officers that there was no credibility to the threat. However, since a threat was made, credible or not, Mustang Police Department investigated the threat and arrested the juvenile making the threat.
We would like to offer our thanks to the students, staff and the Mustang Police Department. The process worked. The threats were taken seriously, and action was taken. We are blessed in this district to have a wonderful partnership with the Mustang Police Department.
Mustang Public Schools’ resource officers along with MPS Director of Safety and Security Jennifer Newell, will ensure continued presence at Mustang Middle School on the next day we are in session.
If you or your child hears anything disturbing regarding any of our students or school sites, please report it. Although most threats have no validity, we take each one seriously. We encourage parents to use this opportunity to discuss with their children the consequences of inappropriate social media posts and to report anything that looks suspicious. The safety and well-being of our students and staff is the most important responsibility we honor each day.
Mr. Charles Bradley