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Important Message from Principal Alston

East Wake High Families,

 

Because we want to keep you informed, I would like you to be aware of an incident that we began to investigate yesterday evening. 

 

At approximately 8:57 p.m. yesterday, we learned of a concerning post on social media that listed the name of our school and contained an image of a bright green toy gun with an orange tip. When staff members receive information such as this during after-school hours, administration works in accord with WCPSS Security and law enforcement when appropriate in gauging response and communication. 

 

We take all posts of this nature seriously. The WCPSS Security Team is currently working with law enforcement to investigate this incident. We also have increased the number of security personnel on campus and they will remain on campus throughout the school day. 

 

In addition, we will continue to work to determine the parties responsible for the post. We will ask law enforcement and the courts to prosecute those responsible for committing this crime. 

 

Please help us emphasize the role that students have in maintaining safe schools by following school safety guidelines, communicating any personal safety concerns to school administrators, bringing any hoax material forward, and accessing support for their emotional needs.

 

Know that we will continue to take every measure to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Students and parents should report any suspicious activity, including information about hoax threats, to school administration or our anonymous tip line, (919) 856-1911.

 

We are grateful for the support and work of local law enforcement. Their partnership helps us maintain safe school campuses. 

 

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter and your continued support of our school.

 

Sincerely,

 

Stacey Alston, Principal