December 20, 2012
Principal Ryan Silva gave the following information to all faculty, staff and students as an announcement this morning. All faculty and staff have received this same information via e-mail.
Over the last few days we have received information about rumors that are circulating. The rumors include the possibility of a shooting that could happen in concert with the end of the Mayan calendar this Friday. There have been similar rumors that have been reported at our sister high schools and schools in the Metro Area. Here is what we have done since first hearing of the rumor:
1. Shared the information with Greenwood Village Police Department
2. Greenwood Village Police has increased the patrols around the campus beginning Monday in response to the events in Connecticut
3. Reminded the staff of the need to be visible and present in the halls during passing periods on a daily basis
4. Reminded the staff to be aware of student behaviors and report concerns to deans, counselors or administrators
5. Followed up with every student and/or parent who contacted us with information
6. Contacted additional students who were mentioned as sources of the rumor in hopes of gathering new/different information
7. Met with deans, security and safety team to review our practices and discuss the rumors we have heard
8. Met with the Instructional Leadership Team to provide them with the rumors and asked that they too serve as a resource to teachers in department settings
9. Shared the information with the Accountability Team and the parents who attended the Brown Bag Lunch yesterday
At this point we have yet to be able to substantiate any of the rumors. Please have confidence in knowing that we would react appropriately if we were to gather information that would make us feel that this is more than a rumor. I would be happy to speak with any other individual who has additional questions/concerns. You should use this email as the talking points for both students and parents who may bring up this matter.
Please let me know if you need additional information.
Ryan T. Silva
Cherry Creek High School