This school year, the Clark County School District has had several reports of violent threats made by students targeting some campuses.
A presentation is being held for the Board of Trustees to learn how the process works when it comes to notifying parents of school threats.
The school district currently notifies parents about a possible threat through phone messages and parent link. They also said their priority is to provide timely and accurate information. They know parents want to hear from them directly before anyone else.
The school district decides to send out a notification when there’s guns on campuses, attempted abductions, lockdowns due to police activity in the area, or a death.
“We like to air on the side of caution. So we typically will report any threats or anything that’s a major campus disturbance to parents,” said Melinda Malone, CCSD Communications Director.
The Clark County School District said federal privacy laws do not allow them to release a lot of information about some incidents on campus. They also understand it may be frustrating for parents.
There are no plans to change protocol.