Dear Oakridge Parents and Guardians,
It is important that you are aware of a development at school on Monday afternoon. During lunch a student at our Junior-Senior High School, loudly stated that they had a gun. District administration immediately responded to the situation and acting on the side of caution, law enforcement was called to the school.
While we must take all potential safety threats seriously, it is important to note that no Oakridge students or staff were put at risk and there was not a gun on campus. Nevertheless, this was a serious event, especially in the wake of last week’s school shooting in Oxford, Michigan.
When teaching students we try to emphasize that their words do matter, that what they say can carry significant weight, even statements made in jest, anger, etc. We would appreciate your help reinforcing this message at home.
Safety and security of all Oakridge students is our first priority. We all need to work together to help keep our children safe, and that includes each of our students being personally responsible for their actions and words.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Reta Doland, Superintendent
Oakridge School District