Box cutter confiscated from student at Grissom Middle School

A box cutter was confiscated from a student at Grissom Middle School, according to a parent letter from the principal.

The letter says the box cutter was confiscated on Wednesday without incident. There were no threats made to other students.

Parents are being asked to talk to their children about safety and remind them not to bring weapons of any kind to school.

Parents are encouraged to check backpacks and pockets before children leave for school.

DEAR GRISSOM MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENT/GUARDIAN,

This letter is to inform you a box cutter was confiscated from a student today, Wednesday, October 6. We learned of the box cutter when a staff member brought it to our attention. No threats were made to other students, and it was confiscated without incident.

P-H-M’s Director of Safety and Student Services, Mike Seger, was contacted immediately. The safety of your child is a top priority for Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation. We take these matters very seriously, responding immediately with the appropriate action.

Please take the opportunity to talk with your child about school safety and remind them not to bring weapons of any kind to school. We encourage you to check backpacks and pockets before your student leaves for school. Remind your children to report any unsafe behavior or situation to an adult.

P-H-M utilizes the Safe School Helpline® as a confidential way to report student concerns about look-alike or real weapons, bullying, or anything else that threatens the safety of our schools. It is available 24/7/365 via the app, phone, text, or online:

Download the Safe School Helpline® app
Click to get it from the App Store or Click to get it from Google Play
Call: 1-800-418-6423 ext 359
Text: TIPS to 614-426-0240
Online: SafeSchoolHelpline.com

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at (574) 968-9628 or jmilfort@phm.k12.in.us

Respectfully yours,

Jean Milfort
Principal of Grissom Middle School


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