Pine Middle School threatened with violent message

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Updated: 3/14/2014 5:05 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- Pine Middle School Principal Brad Boudreau is reaching out to parents letting them know of a message threatening violence to the campus.

According to Boudreau, the message was sent by a student of Pine Middle School and school police are investigating the threat. Administrators are also working with school police to put new safety rules in place that will increase the presence of staff and officers on campus. It also includes rules requiring students to leave their backpacks in their lockers and requires them to sign in and out of classes.

News 4 has obtained a copy of the e-mail Boudreau sent to parents:

"Dear Parents,

I want to let you know that we've recently been dealing with message written by a student at our school that threatens violence on our campus. We immediately notified school police who are investigating. We are also working with them to make our school even safer by putting new rules in place. Some of these rules include requiring students to leave their backpacks in their lockers, requiring that they sign in and out of classes. and increasing the presence of staff and officer on our campus.

We are confident we are addressing this issue, and we want you to know that we are doing everything possible to keep our school, students and staff members as safe as we can. We feel the threat is minimal, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call our office 689-2550.

Brad Boudreau

News 4 will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest information on the threat as it is available.
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COMANCHE - 3/15/2014 9:43 AM
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Those who think that a few reasonable preventive measures are draconian and make a school seem like a prison have clearly never been close to a real one. Protection of our kids is serious business. Perhaps they would prefer the bloody halls of Dunblaine, Jonesburo, Columbine, Sparks MS, or Sandyhook. I wonder if Nancy Lanza was just trying, "to work towards open communication and a feeling of safety and trust between students and staff." when she attempted to "connect" with her son, the monster, by providing him the all of the things he wanted (all the guns & violent video games she could afford);just before he killed her and 25 others, including 20 1st-graders. People who blow-off threats to our children are fools who are in denial about the world we live in. Don't let their rose-colored views affect the safety of YOUR children. The response by Pine Middle School is reasonable and probably doesn't go far enough.

goodrich - 3/14/2014 8:37 PM
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Schools in America should feel like prisons! Go for it. Our culture is spoiling our offspring hopelessly, especially boys.

Ronin055 - 3/14/2014 11:36 AM
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All those measures listed above will only serve to make the school feel like a prison. And that will only lead to higher anxiety. And that will lead to prison like violence. Instead you need to work towards open communication and a feeling of safety and trust between students and staff. Draconian presence and a feeling of mistrust will not accomplish what your hoping for.

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