A Reply to Collier School District’s Safety Update #4

From: Steve Bracci
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 3:34 PM
To: Patton, Kamela
Cc: Lichter, Kelly; Donalds, Erika; lucars@collierschools.com; cartee1@collierschools.com;  terryro@collierschools.com
Subject: CCPS Safety Update #4

Superintendent Patton:

In other words, “Protect the Patton Administration from Criticism, Stifle Free Speech, Paint the People as Liars.”

I am confused. Safety Update #2 said the slogan was “If You See Something, Say Something.”

I take it that “Don’t spread it” was needed to protect the District from well-founded public criticism?

The best defense against a government that is not doing its job properly is free speech and petitions for redress of grievances.

Steve Bracci

 

From: Collier County Public Schools
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 1:07 PM
To: Collier County Public Schools Recipients <recipients@collier.parentlink.net>
Subject: CCPS Safety Update #4

CCPS SAFETY UPDATE #4

Collier County Public Schools and Collier County Law Enforcement agencies launch “See It? Say It! Don’t Spread It, Report It” safety campaign

February 20, 2018

Keeping Collier County Public Schools safe is everyone’s business. False information on social media or online rumors can cause further fear or concern. DON’T SPREAD IT, REPORT IT!

We need students, staff, parents, and community members to remain vigilant in identifying any potential school safety threats. In an effort to expedite reporting of suspicious activity, we are launching the “KEEP COLLIER SAFE” initiative .

If you see something suspicious in person or online, whether it be written or verbal, please make sure you say something. Most importantly, if you see something that concerns you or looks like a possible threat of school violence, please report it. No concern is too small.

On Collier County Public Schools’ “KEEP COLLIER SAFE” webpage (www.collierschools.com/keepcolliersafe), you can click the REPORT IT button and send your tip directly to law enforcement. You will also find videos that have 10 tips for parents on keeping their kids safe on social media, and 7 tips for students to stay safe on social media. We have also provided a section that includes resources to help talk to your child about violence.

Parents, please check what your students are bringing to school and monitor student communications and social media accounts (for example: Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook).

The best defense against school violence is heightened awareness and vigilance by all. If you See It? Say It! Don’t Spread It, Report It!

Thank you.

Kamela Patton, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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