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Letter From Principal Tom Rogers
Sept. 20, 2017

Geneva High School Parents, Students, and Employees:

In the early morning hours of Sept. 20, Geneva High School and the Geneva Police became aware of some social media posts referencing rumors of a possible shooting at Geneva High School. As a result, emergency communications were made to parents prior to the school day alerting them to this information. As a precaution, student belongings were searched upon their arrival at school. Additionally, the Geneva Police Department provided increased support.

Since early this morning, the Geneva School District has been working closely with the Geneva Police Department to investigate these rumors. We appreciate the information that several students and parents provided throughout the investigation.

At this time, both the Geneva School District and the Geneva Police Department have determined that there is no credible evidence to substantiate any specific rumor of violence at Geneva High School or any other Geneva school. Rather, the conclusion is that social media posts have perpetuated rumors that spread very quickly.

The safety and security of students at Geneva High School continues to be our top priority, and we, along with the Geneva Police Department, believe that Geneva High School is safe.

Below is additional information:
  • Today’s after-school activities/practices will continue as scheduled unless an individual coach/sponsor communicates to students about alternative plans. Because of the unique circumstances of today, students are able to participate in these events regardless of their attendance in school today. This attendance requirement will resume tomorrow.
  • As tomorrow is Thursday, a PLC schedule will be in place as planned. However, the mandatory PLC meetings scheduled for sophomores and juniors, as well as the optional meeting for seniors, will be rescheduled. All of the PLC interventions and activities will be in place beginning at 7:40 AM, with first period beginning at 8:30 AM.
We encourage everyone to please refrain from perpetuating unsubstantiated rumors on social media. Instead, please contact Geneva High School or the Geneva Police Department directly with information you believe would be helpful.

Geneva High School will continue to put additional precautions in place to help reassure everyone that student safety is of the utmost importance. Also, the Geneva Police Department and Kane County Sheriff’s office patrol units are making Geneva schools their top priority this week. If students are in need of additional support at Geneva High School regarding these rumors or recent events, the Counseling & Advising Office is prepared to assist them.

The past few days have been challenging for the Geneva High School community. As we move forward together, the safety and security of the students we serve continues to be our priority.

Sincerely,
Tom Rogers, Principal
Geneva Community High School
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