UPDATE - Nov. 19, 2015
The student responsible for writing the note on the bathroom wall at Mustang Middle School has been identified. We offer our thanks to the Mustang Police Department and our school resource officers. They and our school administrators worked diligently to investigate the incident and bring it to a successful conclusion.
This threat had no credibility, but it disrupted the learning environment and tied up school and police resources. Please take this opportunity to remind your children that making a threat is never a joke and can have serious consequences.
Nov. 18, 2015
Monday at the end of the school day at Mustang Middle School, a message
was found written on a boy's bathroom wall that referenced a gun but
contained nothing specific. We immediately called the Mustang Police
Department and began our own investigation as well. We posted
information late Monday afternoon on the Mustang Middle School and
district websites. We do not believe this threat has any credibility,
but we have had extra police presence at the school and will continue to
have extra resources at the school through the end of the week. Every
threat, no matter how small is taken seriously. An automated call went
out to our MMS parents this evening.
We have heard from parents
who believed we should have sent out an automated call on Monday in
addition to posting information on the websites. We listened to what you
had to say and you were right. We will be changing our process. When an
incident like this arises, even if we believe the threat to have no
credibility, we will notify you by multiple methods, including the
website, an automated call and by other means deemed appropriate. We
should have done a better job of communicating. In the future, we will.
Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate our parents and the relationship they have with their schools.