We feel that in the spirit of transparency, we need to ensure that accurate facts are presented to every parent regarding events that took place at the school today. We first want to assure you that at all times your child was safe and out of harms way. We also want to state that there was never a threat made to harm any of our students.
Pastor Schwender called the Pennsylvania State Police to the school today to address a situation involving an individual student. This call was made after pastor Schwender counseled with three Christian lawyers and all of them encouraging him that the safest thing to do was to report his concerns to the proper authorities to help in this student’s best interests. In these circumstances, we always want to err on the side of caution in following legal counsel.
If we ever felt there was a danger to the school, threat protection protocol would be followed, which includes contacting every parent as quickly as the situation allows. Because today’s events did not merit any threat response according to authorities, we did not contact parents in the same way we would in an emergency situation. All protocol was followed and worked exactly the way it was rehearsed and practiced in our training.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact pastor Schwender or pastor Lear directly to avoid any further speculation about today’s events. We love you and your family. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Pastor Schwender and Pastor Lear