02/26/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/26/2020 20:33
Good Evening, this is Walter Davis, Superintendent of the Woodridge Local Schools. I am calling this evening to share information with you related to an investigation that is underway at Woodridge Middle School. A student found a piece of paper in the 8th grade girls' restroom and turned it in to the principal in the main office. The document is a written threat aimed at six students whose names are written on the paper. In today's era, we must take all threats seriously. As such, we are working closely with authorities from the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department to identify the author of the note. Additionally, we have been in communication with the parents of the six students named in the note and have spoken to each of the students themselves as part of the investigation.
This afternoon, the principals have had discussions with all of the 8th graders, reminding them of our 'see something, say something' policy. We are confident that we are close to identifying the author and when we do, appropriate action will be taken by the school district and, most likely, by the police. If, by chance, your child shares information with you that might assist in our investigation, I urge you to contact Mr. Hosford at the Middle School as soon as possible.
Out of an abundance of caution, we have requested an increased presence by the police at the middle school and on campus for the remainder of the week.
I hope that you will take the time this evening to talk with your children about these issues. Leaving threatening notes is not funny. There are serious consequences for these types of behaviors. Working together, we can ensure that our students understand that we all have a responsibility in assuring the safety of our school district campus.
Walter C. Davis
Woodridge Local Schools
4411 Quick Road
Peninsula, Ohio 44264