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Increased Police Presence at all of Fair Lawn Public Schools

A MESSAGE FROM NICHOLAS J. NORCIA, SUPERINTENDENT OF FAIR LAWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
December 4, 2018
Dear Fair Lawn Parents/Guardians:
In an effort to remain as transparent as possible, I would like to provide you with an update following the threat made against Thomas Jefferson Middle School yesterday, December 3, 2018.
As an educator, administrator, and most importantly a parent, I understand it can be frustrating not having all the details of the incident. At times, however we need to follow the recommendations of the local authorities, while not compromising the investigation by the police and administration. As always, our students and staff’s safety is our number one priority.
As detailed in my letter home last night, there was an increased police presence at all of Fair Lawn Public Schools today, especially at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Mr. Weaver and Mr. Grubman greeted every student and parent who dropped off their child this morning, followed by a meeting with the faculty. In addition, Mr. Weaver also met with all students during their lunch periods to reinforce for them that their physical and emotional safety is his top priority.
Although we were more vigilant than ever today, in light of the threat made against TJMS, the students and staff had a regular day and all activities commenced like any other day at TJMS.
This is an ongoing investigation and the Fair Lawn Police Department is following up on some leads of the person responsible. Also, until further notice, we will continue to have an increased police presence at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. When I have additional information, I will update you in a timely manner.
I want to thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
Sincerely,
Nicholas J. Norcia

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