- Plano Independent School District
Safety Reminder for Plano ISD Families
December 15, 2021
The safety and well-being of all Plano ISD students are always a top priority. Schools across the country have seen a significant increase in threats through social media. In order to make sure that every student receives an exceptional education in a safe and supportive learning environment, we strive to ensure that our classrooms are safe from anyone who may attempt to cause fear, disruption or alarm.
As some students may have toys that look like or appear as real weapons (e.g., Nerf gun, BB gun, air gun, etc.), Plano ISD asks for your partnership in building awareness regarding safety concerns. Please talk to your child and help prevent these toys from becoming a perceived threat sent via social media, text messages, email or in person, with any type of threat attached. Such perceived or implied threats to a Plano ISD school, student or staff member, even as a prank, will be investigated by the school and law enforcement that may result in school and/or criminal consequences depending on the severity of the incident.
Possession of prohibited items and misuse of technology resources and the Internet violate the Plano ISD Student Code of Conduct and are subject to disciplinary action, which may include:
- In- or Out-of-School Suspension
- District Alternative Education Placement
- Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Placement
- Criminal Charges
Parents are asked to take the following steps to support the safety and wellness of your children over the winter break and throughout the school year:
- Please monitor your child’s online and social media behavior
- Talk to your children about the consequences of posting inappropriate content or threats through social media
- Encourage your child to be an upstander and make responsible decisions.
The Student Management Team and other district personnel have worked together to develop informational web resources aimed at helping families identify and address safety concerns. Visit the SEL and Student Management web pages for more information. Additionally, Plano ISD will continue to provide student guidance and build awareness around student safety.
We appreciate your partnership in helping us provide a safe and supportive learning environment.