UPDATED- 2-21-18 – 800pm
Following the message posted by Celina City Schools yesterday, we did have two middle school students send a Snap Chat post from home last night that they felt was a joke regarding the situation. Celina City Police and the Celina Middle School administration investigated this incident. The students involved in typing and sending this post have been disciplined by the school.
We are thankful to the individual that shared their knowledge of this post with us. The administration and staff of Celina City Schools take these incidents seriously! Our students’ safety is our top priority!
We strongly encourage all parents to speak with your children about the fear and anxiety social media comments and threats can cause for others. Our children need to know that before they speak, type, text, tweet and/or hit “post,” they need to STOP and THINK because words have consequences.
Moreover, please share with your children that these types of situations will forever be a part of their permanent record at school.
The Celina Police Department takes these comments and all threats to our schools seriously regardless of the intent of the person making threats or comments. We will be referring this and any similar such reports to the Mercer Co. Prosecutor’s Office to review and prosecute to the fullest extent possible.
It will take the efforts of us all to educate our children regarding the safe and appropriate use of social media.
Thank you for joining us in this effort,
Dr. Ken Schmiesing
Celina City Schools Superintendent
(2-20-18) First thing this morning, Celina Middle School principal, Ann Esselstein, became aware that a Celina Middle School student had posted a threatening video on Snap Chat yesterday. After a thorough investigation which was aided by the Celina Police Department, Celina City Schools has acted to discipline the student who made the threatening remarks.
Given the times in which we live, we’ve grown accustomed to the phrase,
“If you see something, say something.”
Celina City Schools take any threat seriously! Students and parents are asked to communicate with school officials if you see or hear of any threat! Our students’ safety is our top priority!
The Celina Police Department takes this and all threats to our schools seriously regardless of the intent of the person making the threat or comments. We will be referring this and any similar such reports to the Mercer Co. Prosecutor’s Office to review and prosecution to the fullest extent possible.
Our schools are safe. There are no current situations which should cause you to feel that it would be unsafe to send your children to school.