I am writing to let the community know that one of our students was found to be in possession of a knife on campus today. While the mere possession of a knife is serious, the knife was not brandished or used to threaten anyone on campus. We are following our disciplinary guidelines for an infraction like this which includes a suspension from school and police contact.
I am asking all families to review the following article that we have run several times in the past year in eNews regarding items that should not be brought to school:
Backpacks and Inappropriate Items--Over the years we have encountered students who have brought inappropriate items to school with little forethought for consequences or how these items may be viewed by others. These items have included things such as fireworks, lighters, handcuffs, pepper spray, and pocket knives.
Students who brought these items may have had the most innocent of intentions, but as a school we are required to work to keep the campus free of such dangerous items. While we inform students of our expectations and consequences at school, we ask that families reinforce this message at home. One suggestion we offer is to and to review the WCI discipline code in the student planner or and directory. Another is to go through your student's backpack with him or her to see what is being carried around on a daily basis. A positive side effect of this may be greater organization and a reduced load being carried around daily.
We all need to do our part to keep WCI safe. Student safety remains our top priority.
November 13, 2009
Reminder to parents after student found with knife at Walnut Creek Intermediate
This is a note from Kevin Collins, the principal of Walnut Creek Intermediate, reminding parents (and their kids) of what's not okay for kids to bring onto campus.