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Parent Communication 11.15.22

November 15, 2022


Dear Noble Community,


This notification is sent to provide further information and helpful resources after the non-credible threat was made to Sanford High School earlier this morning. In total, nine high schools across the state of Maine received similar non-credible threats as the one Sanford High School received.


This was a hard day for many people not only here at Noble and York County but throughout the entire state of Maine. It pushes on our worst fears of violence in a school setting. That being said, administrators, teachers and staff across the district did an outstanding job keeping the day flowing for all students.


While some upper grade level students acquired various pieces of information from peers, the lower grade level students didn’t have information and went about their day as usual. Students attending the morning session at Sanford Regional Technical Center (SRTC) were either picked up by a parent or authorized adult at a reunification spot in Sanford or arrived back at Noble High School late in the morning.


While this event caused stress and concern for many people, it also reinforced that we have strong supports in place. Throughout the day districts across the state worked collaboratively with the Maine Information and Analysis Center and the Maine School Safety Center solidifying the partnerships among schools and first responders.


Below is a listing of a few resources that may be of help if your student has questions. Both resources focus on talking to children/youth about a traumatic events and the information is applicable and transferable for hard conversations:


Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event


Tips for Talking to Children and Youth After Traumatic Events


Please do not hesitate to reach out to your student’s school counselor, teacher, or team should they need some additional support.


Sincerely,

Audra Beauvais

Superintendent of Schools


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