This letter is being sent home with students today.
December 4, 2012
Re: Response to Threat
Last night our cleaner found a threatening message in a girl’s bathroom of St. James Collegiate indicating a threat of violence at the high school on Friday, December 7/12.
The St. James Collegiate threat assessment team has been activated in order to collect risk assessment details. The Chief Superintendent has been consulted. In addition, St. James Collegiate is working closely with the Winnipeg Police Service to assist with a response to the threat.
During the school day on Friday limited access will be given to the St. James Collegiate and George Waters Middle School. Students and the public will be allowed to enter only through the front doors of St. James Collegiate and George Waters Middle School. Police will assist in monitoring hallways. Teachers will track entrances and exits to classes; increased hallway supervision will be in place. For classes in the high school teachers will meet students in GWMS and escort them to their class. Extra supervision will be available at lunch to monitor hallways.
Leading up to Friday, staff and students will be on the alert for unusual behavior. If you hear of any threats to our school’s safety please report them to the office immediately.