School District Cancels Assembly

The Shelton School District has canceled the February 2nd assemblies at Oakland Bay Junior High and Shelton High School. According to district officials, the cancellation is due to the ongoing police investigation into Monday’s threat of a shooting and an effort to ensure student safety.

The District again says there are no credible threats to their schools and reminds parents to call the attendance office if they feel it is important for their students to remain home.

The District also asks the people be mindful that rumors and non-factual information is being spread on social media which are hindering police investigations. If anyone has any information regarding possible threats, contact the Shelton Police Department immediately at (360) 426-4441.

Meanwhile, Superintendent Dr. Alex Apostle has a message about student behavior:

As always we take the safety and security of our students and staff very seriously. We are making great strides to provide a safe learning environment.  Currently, we are experiencing an increased amount of behavior issues in the classroom and on our buses.

We respectfully ask that parents and guardians take a few moments to speak with your children about the importance of respecting themselves, and their fellow students, as well as their teachers, administrators and bus drivers.  Classroom behavior impacts student learning for all students and we need your help at this time to remind students of appropriate behaviors in the classroom and on the bus.  I believe as we discuss these matters with our students the behavior issues we are currently seeing will decrease.