Nothing is more important than the safety of every one of our students. As many of you may be aware, there was an attack on a 14-year old Gananda student on the evening of Thursday, April 5. We are proud of the actions our student took; she fought back, fled the scene and used her phone to get help. Thankfully, she is safe.
While we all like to believe “everyone knows everyone” in Gananda, that familiarity can provide a false sense of security. We remind students to:
- Be aware of your surroundings, look up, look around.
- Don’t approach strange vehicles.
- Travel with groups or friends.
- Communicate to your parents where and when you are going someplace.
- Carry your cell phone with you, if you own one.
- If you see something, say something to an adult.
The district fully cooperates with law enforcement and we appreciate the positive relationship our district has with their officers. The school district was contacted the night of the attack by the Macedon Police Department to provide support to the student and assist with communication. Know that we have three counselors and two psychologists on staff. If you feel your child needs to talk to someone about this incident, please contact the building office of your child’s school.