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Letter: Bomb threat at OHS 11.2 not credible

November 2, 2021

Dear Oswego City School District Community,

I am writing to share that late Tuesday afternoon, prior to dismissal, administrators from Oswego High School received a report that an alleged threat was written in a bathroom stall.

Given this alleged threat, school officials immediately began to assess its credibility. While doing so, the entire high school was evacuated until staff and school resource officers were able to complete a thorough assessment of the building. Due to proximity, Leighton Elementary School enacted a shelter-in-place as well. After completing their assessment, school officials were able to determine that there was no credibility to this threat. We wanted to make you aware of this to be as transparent as possible and to dispel any rumors circulating.

While we understand that this may cause concern for some who are a part of our learning community, school and district officials felt that completing this assessment was necessary to ensure the health and safety of all Oswego High School and Fredrick Leighton Elementary School students and staff.

We ask that all parents/guardians please discuss this concern with their child(ren). It should be noted, when students demonstrate this type of behavior, they are subject to disciplinary provisions, which are outlined in the district’s Code of Conduct, which prohibits such behavior.

Please know, additional police officers will be on hand to assist students and staff with a smooth transition back to school tomorrow. Should any parents and/or guardians have questions or concerns about this matter, we encourage you to reach out directly to High School Principal Mr. Ryan Lanigan at 315-341-2200 or Fredrick Leighton Elementary School Principal Ms. Stephanie Griffin at 315-341-7700.

Yours in Education,
Mathis Calvin III, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools
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