PRESS RELEASE FROM ALPENA PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT DAVID RABBIDEAU:
Shortly after 1st-hour today, Alpena High School administration and our School Resource Officer were made aware of threatening language used by one AHS student.
The safety of our school community is always our priority, and we take all threats very seriously. Upon receiving the information, school administrators and our School Resource Officer acted with urgency to initiate an investigation.
The student who allegedly made the statements was immediately removed from the classroom, moved to a secure location with additional law enforcement monitoring, and was subsequently removed from the building pending ongoing investigations.
We encourage all parents or guardians to talk with their students. Making threats can have serious consequences that could change a child’s life and your family forever. The Alpena Public School District will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law anyone associated with school violence, threats of school violence, or the malicious destruction of school property.
It is critical that students talk with a trusted adult if they see or hear something that doesn’t seem right or anonymously report information using OK2SAY at (855) 565-2729.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me via phone or email.
Superintendent of Schools