December 6, 2021
Hello Pioneer Community,
As part of our ongoing effort to keep an open line of communication with our parents, I would like to take a moment to share information with you regarding comments made on social media that are affecting our community.
We were made aware of a threatening comment made toward a neighboring high school warning students not to come to school on Monday. We have been in contact with the administration of the neighboring district and they are working with their local law enforcement to determine the source and credibility of the comment.
Obviously since this is a neighboring community we share many common friends and family. These comments have heightened the emotions of some students and staff in our building at a time when we are all still very emotionally upset about the events that occurred last week at Oxford High School.
Although this comment was not directed at our school, Dearborn Police are in communication with the neighboring police agencies. Out of an abundance of caution, and recognizing that our students and staff are still in a highly emotional state, School Resource Officers, plain clothes officers, additional district staff, and other resources from the Dearborn Police will be at Dearborn High to ensure the safety of the school and help to bring an added sense of security to our students.
The very tragic and sad events that occured at Oxford High School have deeply affected all of us. We struggle to find words that explain such a senseless act of violence. Our school has many resources available to our students who may be struggling with these emotions and I want to make sure that our parents and students know we are here to help. If students need someone to talk to they can ask for assistance from any teacher, counselor, support staff or go directly to the office to receive support. There are also resources available online to help parents talk to their children about these types of very tragic situations. Here is a link to a document that provides parents with helpful tips on talking to your child about traumatic experiences.
It is important for you to know that although this threat was not made toward Dearborn High, we will be proactive in taking measures to ensure our school remains a safe learning environment for all.
Dearborn High School