On Thursday, March 6th, the Burwell Police Department received an anonymous threatening letter which named over a dozen individuals, including school administrators, faculty members and students at Burwell Jr-Sr. High School. Since receiving notice of this letter, there has been a police presence at both Burwell Elementary and Burwell Jr-Sr High School. The school continues to assist local and state law enforcement officers as they conduct their criminal investigation.
Additionally, at the board of education meeting on Monday, March 10th it was determined that three changes would be implemented to improve school security.
- The school will go to a closed campus.
- All bags entering the school during the school day will be checked by school officials. This includes guests and visitors to our schools.
- All high school students and staff will park in the high school parking lot.
On Wednesday, March 12, we are going to have a student assembly at both Burwell Elementary and Burwell Jr.-Sr. High School. The Assemblies will take place at the beginning of the school day. Parents are invited to sit in on the assembly. The purpose of the assemblies will be to update the students about the rule changes that will go into effect immediately.
We will continue to use the ADT mass notification system to share information about school. If you are not receiving these ADT notifications, please contact the school offices to update your information. Safety is and always has been a priority at Burwell Public Schools. We will work diligently to provide a safe learning environment for all our students.
Dan Bird, Superintendent
Burwell Public Schools
Burwell Jr Sr High School
190 I St PO Box 670
Burwell, NE 68823
"It is the mission of Burwell Public Schools to provide educational opportunities that promote lifelong learning, to encourage the desire for greater knowledge, to strive for excellence with involvement of parents and community to prepare every person to be a productive and responsible citizen in a diverse, changing society."
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