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'Uptick in inappropriate behavior on campus' at L.J. Alleman

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Posted at 4:41 PM, Dec 16, 2021

Administrators at L. J. Alleman and LPSS have responded to recent incidents on the school's campus.

The principal sent out a letter to parents following what he called "an uptick in inappropriate behavior on campus."

We were able to obtain a copy of the letter that was sent out to parents.

Good Evening L.J. Alleman Families:

This is Principal Luquettee asking that you speak to your child about the importance of proper school behavior. In recent days we have seen an uptick in inappropriate behavior on campus. Students engaging in behavior that results in a disorderly campus or poses a safety concern for other students are recommended for immediate expulsion, charged, and arrested. Student behavior that is not appropriate for an orderly and safe environment will not be tolerated. Students who instigate or participate in a fight, threaten others, or engage in other serious behavior will be held accountable and will be recommended for expulsion. Please speak to your child about the serious consequences of inappropriate behavior.

Although it is difficult to combat the amount of misinformation being communicated via social media, it is important to know that the safety of students and staff continue to be a priority as we want L.J. Alleman to remain a safe and nurturing place for students. Thank you for your help in speaking to your child so that he or she can make wise and appropriate behavioral choices.

Thank you.

LPSS states:

LPSS is aware of a nationwide TikTok trend threatening gun violence in schools tomorrow, December 17, 2021. While there are no credible threats directed to any of our schools, LPSS continues to work with law enforcement to monitor social media posts and determine if they have merit.

Knowing that a poor or impulsive choice can ruin a young person’s life, I want to personally request your assistance in educating your child about the serious consequences of particular school behaviors. The following points are important to discuss with your child:

  • Threats of violence or terrorism (Definition: Threats, Terrorism [drive.google.com])
  • All threats will be taken seriously and will result in a recommendation for expulsion. This includes social media posts, written or verbal threats, or physical gestures indicating a threat (i.e., hand gestures). Any student who makes a violent threat, causes a serious disruption to the operation of a school, or causes individuals to fear for their safety will continue to be held accountable and prosecuted to the fullest extent. 

Along with school leaders and teachers, I expect our schools and classrooms to remain safe and orderly learning environments. Students face serious disciplinary action for poor choices. It is important to remind your child that they are responsible for what they communicate - either verbally or in writing, threaten, or post as it relates to other students, staff, or a school.

We have experienced an increase in the number of students facing serious disciplinary action due to social media posts that violate LPSS’s code of conduct. It is unfortunate that students are making choices that have such serious consequences. Due to the seriousness of consequences imposed on students due to social media posts, parents are urged to monitor their child’s social media platforms. Quite often, parents are unaware of the posts that their child is creating, participating in, posting, or sharing.

Our number one priority is that teaching and learning occur in safe and orderly environments. Students who interfere with the orderly operation of a school or cause heightened anxiety will be disciplined accordingly.

Any type of threat should be reported immediately to school staff and law enforcement so that it can be fully investigated. Students and parents are urged to refrain from sharing information that has not been disseminated by LPSS or law enforcement, as misinformation causes more confusion and anxiety.

Although the majority of our students make wise and appropriate choices on a regular basis, it is our responsibility to educate everyone on the importance of making good choices and the consequences associated with making poor choices.

Parents are strongly encouraged to have important conversations with their children about appropriate school behavior so that they can remain in school. Parents who feel that their child needs more social/emotional support should reach out to their child’s teacher, principal, or school counselor.

To ensure school safety, law enforcement and LPSS staff will continue to be present on school campuses - and will be on alert for any inappropriate behavior.

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