Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Important news



Burlington Public Schools
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TEL (781) 270-1721 MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
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ddressler@bpsk12.org Burlington, MA 01803
              
Deborah Dressler
principal

May 14, 2014

Dear Memorial parents/guardians,

I am writing to update you regarding a situation that was reported by students at the close of recess on May 13, 2014.  Students reported allegedly seeing two men in a wooded area taking pictures.  The students reported their concerns to an adult standing nearby.  The recess monitor did not see the two men.  The recess monitor reported the conversation to my office and we immediately reported the situation to the Burlington police department who are currently investigating it.  
To date there has been no substantiation of the student report.  The reason for this letter is that the police wrote a press release after receiving a telephone call from Fox News.  I did not want you to hear about the situation in the newspaper or on television.
We have a very collaborative relationship with public safety in Burlington and safety is our number one shared goal.  As an added precaution, I have instructed all students to remain in the fenced area of the upper field only.  Teachers have been made aware of the incident and are committed to ensuring the safety of all students.  I will update you if I get any further information. Please know that student safety is our top priority and procedures are well established and practiced.  
Sincerely,

Deborah Dressler