Weld RE5J School District

Statement Concerning Threat at Milliken Middle School 5.17.2017

 Dear Milliken Middle School Families/RE-5J Families:

This afternoon, the school district and the Milliken Police Department conducted a threat assessment related to threatening comments directed at Milliken Middle School. The student who made the threats has been identified and removed from school for the remainder of the school year and faces further disciplinary action. Our investigation revealed that our students were never in danger and that there are no further threats to their safety related to this incident.

Recent tragedies around the country and in our own state have heightened everyone’s concern for the safety of students. We take all threats seriously and immediately involve the police in every instance.

I encourage you to talk with your children about the seriousness of threats and the importance of reporting suspicious activities to a trusted adult. Students also need to be aware that law enforcement agencies are taking these threats very seriously and are pursuing prosecution even when such incidents are intended as pranks.

I appreciate your continued support of a safe learning environment for our students at Milliken Middle School.

Dr. Martin Foster
Superintendent of Schools