Emergency Updates

Monday, March 2, 2020


Dear Cardinal Families,

As you are likely aware, we recently learned of a threat posted on social media, mentioning our school. While the post was vague in nature and is likely a copied post from another school, situations like this require a strong response in order to maintain safety. Our staff and students did a great job remaining calm and working hard to stay focused on teaching and learning.

As we head into the Spring, I hope that we can take time to celebrate the great things that are happening at FPHS, while also recognizing that we have a responsibility to care for one another. Threats that jeopardize the safety of our students and staff will not be tolerated. Not only are they a criminal offense, but they are disruptive to learning and lead to a culture of fear and mistrust. I ask that each of us takes responsibility for ourselves and for others and work to uphold our safety motto: “If you see something, say something.”

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. School will resume on a normal schedule tomorrow, Tuesday, March 3rd.


Dear FPHS Community:

Earlier this morning, we learned of a threat posted on social media directed toward Franklin Pierce High School. District personnel are working with law enforcement to determine the source of the threat. At this time, we do not have any evidence to suggest that any action has been taken to act on statements made.

In the meantime, Franklin Pierce High School will be operating in a modified lockdown out of extreme precaution. During a modified lockdown, class schedules resume as normal, but classroom doors are locked while class is in session and staff offer additional support during passing periods.

Students, parents or staff that have additional information are encouraged to contact the school office at (253) 298-3952.