Hello WCCC Families.
You may have heard of recent “swatting” incidents in local communities involving false reports of shootings, bombs, and other school threats, triggering massive police responses and heightened student and parental anxiety. This trend known as “swatting” involves a caller making a false report to the police to draw in first responders, including SWAT teams; thus, the term “swatting.”
Our WCCC Incident Management Team met this afternoon to review the details of recent local instances to be proactive and stay prepared for all types of emergencies and situations.
We want to take this time to remind students and families of a few things regarding safety and emergency procedures for our district.
If you see something suspicious, say something! Students and families can report issues that affect education or safety in multiple ways, including:
Speaking to an administrator or staff member directly.
Reporting issues anonymously online at: https://www.publicschoolworks.com/SHL/helpLine.asp?di=136&mi=9
The link can be found at the bottom of mywccc.org; click campus safety
- Press 1 to leave a message or press 2 to speak to someone directly.
If there is an emergency on any WCCC Campus, we will contact families as quickly as possible through our all-call system (the same system this message was sent on).
Contact will be made in the following ways:
Emergency/Urgent situations: Recorded voice messages, text messages
Non Emergencies: Text messages and emails
Please remember in any emergency that the safety of our students and staff would be our top priority. We would do everything in our power to keep students safe and healthy and notify families as quickly as possible. We ask that you would help us by following any guidance or direction we provide so that we can get students and staff situated safely and back to normal as quickly as possible.
We don’t want to cause unnecessary stress or panic for our students or families; we just commit to being diligent and prepared for all situations. We want families to know what to expect in an emergency or urgent situation. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. Feel free to contact your campus administration or, as always, email our info line at [email protected]