An Important Correction to Our Statement Made on 9/27/19

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[Ferndale, Wash.] On Wednesday, September 25th a Ferndale High School student was arrested at his home for threats of violence made to other Ferndale High School students. 

The Ferndale School District sent communication items to Ferndale High School staff and families on the evening of September 25th and updated information to all Ferndale School District staff and families Friday, September 27th. 

The District is correcting information that was provided on September 27th. 

The District’s follow up to a significant incident always involves a debrief. In the debriefing of the threat incident that was made on September 25th, the District discovered that the information sent on Friday, September 27th included an error. Specifically, the timeline was not correct regarding when the Ferndale Police Department shared information about the student. 

The District has engaged a third-party investigator to help determine where internal communication processes broke down. Part of what investigators will be asked to provide are recommendations for corrective action. 

Ferndale Superintendent Dr. Linda Quinn says, “We are deeply sorry that the information contained an error. We want our staff, families and community to trust the information that we send out. As part of that trust, we will always do our best to correct ourselves when necessary.”