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An Important Note for Parents of Jay Stream Students 9/13/19

September 13, 2019 

Dear Jay Stream Middle School Parents and Guardians,

The purpose of this message is not to alarm you, but to inform you of a situation that occurred today at Jay Stream Middle School.

This afternoon at 3:05 p.m., a note was found with a statement threatening the safety of members of our school community. Immediately upon learning this, Jay Stream administrators investigated the situation, working closely with the Carol Stream Police Department. Together, we conducted a thorough investigation wherein the source of the note was determined. From our investigation, we are completely confident that there is no danger to students, staff members, or other members of the Jay Stream community.

The safety of all of those within our building will always be our utmost priority. Please know that we will always take the potential presence of a threat to our community immensely seriously.

Please use this as an opportunity to reinforce the following safety tips with your child:

- Threats to the safety of any person or persons are dangerous and are not jokes. The presence of such threats on school grounds will be taken very seriously and will not be tolerated. Students involved in making threatening statements will receive appropriate consequences from the school and may face legal repercussions.

- A student should inform an adult, either in person or through our Safe School Helpline safety tip reporting system, if he or she becomes aware of any type of threat or unsafe circumstance. More information on the Safe School Helpline can be found at ccsd93.com/jaystream.

- A student should seek help immediately from an adult, or call 9-1-1, if he or she senses any type of dangerous situation.

I thank the individuals who found the note for sharing information about a potential threat with our administrators. I appreciate your continued support as we seek to maintain the safest learning environment possible for our students and staff members. If you have questions about the contents of this letter, please contact me at pietroc@ccsd93.com or 630-588-5200.

Sincerely,

Chris Pietroski
Principal
Jay Stream Middle School