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Update on BGJHS from Superintendent Fields

September 26, 2017

Good afternoon,

I’d like to update you on the situation involving the post about Bowling Green Junior High circulating on social media over the weekend. The Bowling Green Police Department has determined where it originated and who posted this information. Appropriate disciplinary action is being taken.

As Mrs. West shared with you on Saturday, the safety and well-being of our students and employees are top priorities, and all threats are taken seriously. Through the investigation this week, the Bowling Green Police Department spoke with many of our students. This situation also presents an opportunity for our schools and parents and guardians to talk with our children about appropriate behavior on social media. I commend the students who contacted adults at BGJHS to let them know the post was being circulated. I would also like to thank the Bowling Green Police Department and the officers who worked throughout the weekend and yesterday at Bowling Green Junior High.

We appreciate the partnerships we have with our students, staff, caregivers and our community. We all work together to provide the best possible learning environment in our schools. If you have any additional concerns, please feel free to contact our school administrators or me at gary.fields@bgreen.kyschools.us.

Sincerely,

Gary Fields
Superintendent

 


September 23, 2017

Good afternoon,

I would like to make you aware of a situation that occurred earlier today. A post circulating on social media contains a threat against the Junior High.  I immediately contacted Mr. Fields, our superintendent, and the Bowling Green Police Department. BGPD is actively investigating this social media post in order to identify its origin.  The police will be on-site Monday to continue their investigation.   

As a school and district, we believe it is our duty to keep parents informed in these situations so that you know the facts and do not have to rely on other sources.  Also, it is important that you speak with your child about the seriousness of social media posts and that all posts are taken seriously by the school and the police.  Additionally, it is an opportunity to talk about the manner in which a child can be implicated in these situations just by forwarding these posts on their own social media accounts.  I commend the students who contacted their coaches, teachers and other adults to let them know this post was being circulated.

If you have additional questions or concerns, you can contact me or any of our administrative team at (270)746-2290.  

Cynthia Jones West
Principal, BGJHS


 





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