Statement from Dr. John Fredericksen, Superintendent of Schools
Like everyone, we are deeply disturbed by the incident at James M. Bennett High School this week that resulted in a student being charged with attempted first degree rape of another student. We place the highest priority on the safety of our students, and the school system and school are cooperating fully with law enforcement in its investigation into this matter.
As a result of this incident, we are currently evaluating our safety and security procedures to determine whether adjustments are needed. Areas under review include deployment of staff, enhancements to security cameras, and other security measures. We will implement any adjustments that we believe would further strengthen our priority of providing a safe learning environment for every student.