Dear BOUSD parents and students,
By now, you are probably aware of a recent situation in a neighboring district where students were overheard discussing plans to cause harm at school. Fortunately, law enforcement and school administrators were informed, intervened and averted potential danger.
The situation became known by way of an alert person who overheard the students discussing their plan, and reported the discussion to law enforcement and school administrators. This incident provides us with an opportunity to inform our parents and students about the importance of the “If you see something, say something” initiative.
Over the years, BOUSD has worked closely with Brea Police Department to develop various methods of encouraging students and parents to report unusual activity. More information regarding the “If you see something, say something” initiative will be released in the near future. In the meantime, parents please talk to your children about the importance of reporting suspicious activity or things that make them uncomfortable. Additionally, we encourage Junior High and Senior High parents and students to use the Text-a-Tip system designed for this very purpose.
As always, our number one priority is the safety of our students and staff. We believe strongly that fostering active lines of communication between students, parents, schools and law enforcement authorities will make the education environment safer for everyone.
We will remain vigilant in our efforts to keep you informed, and we welcome your feedback and input.
Brad Mason, Ed.D.
BOUSD Superintendent of Schools