Good afternoon, This is Stacey Principal, Heidi DeBritton, with an important message:
You may have heard that another tragic school shooting occurred in Texas today and our hearts go out to the school and community. Shortly following news of that sad event, we were alerted to an anonymous message scrawled in the boy’s bathroom at Stacey that said, “I’m gonna shoot up the school Monday.” The Huntington Beach Police Department was immediately called and they have been at the school investigating. The HB Police will have an increased presence at school on Monday along with additional supervision staff. If you have any information about what occurred, please contact the school or use the anonymous hotline through Jupiter Grades. We will be having a backpack check before students are allowed on campus on Monday. I want to thank the students that alerted us to this message and remind everyone “If you see something. say something.” The partnership and support that we have with our local law enforcement and school community is critical and reporting any unusual or suspicious activity is the best deterrent to potentially harmful situations. The safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority. I understand how vital it is for the school to do everything it can to protect our students, families and employees. We appreciate the swift manner in which police and our staff handled this situation.