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Update 2/22/18 - School Safety Message

Feb. 22, 2018

Dear Otsego parents, 
We want to give you an update today as a follow-up to this week’s events. First, we would like to thank students for coming forward and to our local law enforcement agencies for diligently working to investigate these potential threats and taking actions necessary according to the law. School will be in session on Friday with an increased police presence. Please know, there are always security and safety measures in place at our schools. The parent support and outreach this week has been positive and we are in the process of scheduling community/parent forums within the next two weeks, at each of the buildings, for all of us to come together to share information, resources, insights and ideas. We are all committed to our students’ safety and working to be proactive, we appreciate your continued support of Otsego Public Schools. 
Thank you. 
Jeffery Haase, Superintendent

 

Feb. 21, 2018

Dear parents,

As a follow-up to yesterday’s communication in regards to a potential threat at the high school, we want to share with you that we have no reason to believe that anyone else was involved in this incident. Please know that our students’ safety is always a top priority. We are in constant communication with police on this matter and feel our school is safe. School will be in session tomorrow; we will continue to have a police presence and take extra precautions for safety. We encourage you to continue talking with your child and and to emphasize to them the need to report first-hand information to school administration. Thank you for your support of Otsego Public Schools. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Jeffery Haase
OPS Superintendent


Feb. 20, 2018

 
Dear Otsego parents,
 
We want to let you know about a situation today at OHS. Otsego High School administrators received information about a student making a potential threat against the school and have involved the Otsego Police Department. This student is in police custody. While it is not clear whether this was a credible threat or not, we take this very seriously and will continue to work with law enforcement as they continue their investigation.
 
Another student came forward to tell us about the conversation; we talked with other students who also heard the same information. Safety is a top priority at Otsego Public Schools and we want to commend these students for speaking up and alerting us to this situation. We encourage students that if they see something to say something. We have spoken to Otsego Police Department Chief Gordon Konkle who does not feel there is any danger to the school. As a precaution, we will have a police presence at the building this week, but plan to operate as normal and feel our kids are safe. Thank you for your support in our efforts.
 
Sincerely,
Jeffery Haase
OPS Superintendent
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