Dear Wykon Staff & Families,
Law enforcement has concluded their initial investigation and school is scheduled to resume tomorrow, Wednesday, October 11. We are grateful how our local law enforcement departments responded promptly and determined that there are no immediate threats. However, you can anticipate seeing an increased police presence around campus as a precautionary measure.
It’s unfortunate to lose a day of instruction, but we are committed to ensure our staff and students' safety. We needed this additional time to allow our officers to determine the credibility of the reported threats. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused your family.
Over the past few years, West Iron County Schools has invested in school safety, including secure entrances and doors, an extensive camera system, a campus wide emergency notification system, a school resource officer, and established building “Behavior Threat Assessment & Management Teams”, to name a few. We also have been intentional on building positive and trusting relationships amongst staff and students. We truly appreciate and are thankful for the individual who reported the threat to a trusted adult, along with our valued partnership with our local police and sheriff departments. This cooperation enabled us to respond appropriately to a potential threat, and plan accordingly to ensure it is safe to return to school tomorrow. We take these matters very seriously, and the individuals involved will be handled accordingly.
As stated in previous communication, we truly appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work through these kinds of unfortunate and challenging events. Please rest assured that we will do whatever it takes to protect our Wykon family.
Kevin Schmutzler, Superintendent