FCS: School Safety is a Community Effort

 

FLINT  COMMUNITY  SCHOOLS

923 E. Kearsley Street  —  Flint, Michigan  48503  —  Email: [email protected]

 

September 19, 2022

Dear Flint Community Schools Families,  

At Flint Community Schools, the safety and well-being of our school community is always our primary concern, whether scholars are in the classroom or taking part in after-school activities. To that end, we want to share a timely update from the weekend. At the Flint Jaguars’ home football game on Friday, September 16, there were several physical altercations in the stands, which required the assistance of local law enforcement, and we, ultimately, were forced to cancel the remainder of the game.

I want to make one thing clear: Flint Community Schools does not condone violence from our scholars, families, visitors, teachers, staff and community members. We were disheartened to witness these altercations at an event that is designed to bring us together as a community for a respectful and positive sense of competition. The Flint Community Schools administration is working closely with local law enforcement to investigate and ensure that no one involved is allowed at any Flint athletic games in the future. We thank local law enforcement for its quick response and both teams’ players and coaches for their patience and understanding as we navigate this situation.

School safety takes a commitment from the entire community, and we ask that you help us inform our scholars about reporting threats and altercations responsibly and appropriately, and when action is required, to contact school officials directly or through the State of Michigan’s Okay2Say tip line at 8-555-OK2SAY or [email protected] if they hear of any potentially dangerous situations. Scholars should understand that there are legal ramifications for physical violence or threats, even if made online, and that the safety of our school community is a serious matter.

We apologize for any inconvenience Friday’s football cancelation may cause, but when it comes to the safety of our school community, we must act swiftly and do what is best for those involved. If there are questions, please do not hesitate to reach out at [email protected].

Sincerely,

Kevelin Jones

Superintendent

Flint Community Schools