On Wednesday, August 21, 2019 we had a meeting with the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Department. At the time we were made aware of an unspecified threat the FBI picked up over the internet. It said a school shooting would take place somewhere in Kentucky on Wednesday August 28, 2019 and in Arkansas on Thursday, August 29, 2019.
We have been instituting extra safety plans for Thursday even though a specific threat or a specific school has not been given. Your child’s safety is of our utmost concern. Please review the procedures to be used at each campus. Also, we will have a sheriff’s deputy on each campus all day.
If you decide to keep your child at home on Thursday they will be given an excused absence and allowed to make up any work that is missed. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 870-777-8236 or email me at [email protected]
J. Carroll Purtle – Superintendent