One student expelled after Jan. 13 incident


Siuslaw School District sends out explanation letter to families, community

Jan. 22, 2020 — According to Siuslaw School District, the final outcome of the disciplinary action from the anonymous threats that occurred after school on Monday, Jan. 13, is now available to read at https://5il.co/cfy9This message was also sent by email to all parents and guardians.

In the letter, Siuslaw School District Superintendent Andy Grzeskowiak reports that there has been one expulsion regarding the threat. In addition, "Any individuals that did receive the threatening messages or were mentioned in those messages are being contacted with regards to the outcome."

The letter also details regret over the word "hoax," which had been included in previous reports about the threat once it was deemed to no longer be viable.

"The resolved threat was a malicious attempt to cause fear in those that received the messages," Grzeskowiak said. "The word choice in any automated calls or letters does not diminish the emotional harm to those impacted by the incident nor was it meant to minimize the overall seriousness of the threat."

He added that the district is working to improve the alerts and messages that it sends to the district and the community.

For more information, look in the Saturday, Jan. 25, edition of the Siuslaw News.

The original story published Jan. 15 regarding the Jan. 13 incident can be found here: https://thesiuslawnews.com/article/threat-of-violence-at-sms-quickly-deemed-prank

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