9/12/22 Letter about today's incident.

9/12/22 Letter about today's incident.
Posted on 09/12/2022

Woodland Educational Community,

This communication is to set the record straight of events that effected our school district this morning.  At approximately 6:32 AM our administrative team was made aware of a threat of violence towards Woodland Schools.  Upon receipt of the information the parents and family of the student(s) involved were contacted.  The Livingston County Sheriff's Office in coordination with our School Resource Officer Leland Brooke were dispatched to the student’s residence before 7:00 AM.  At no time was the student who made the threat on a school bus, at a school bus stop, or stepped foot in the building let alone the parking lot.

As reported to me through the rumor mill, there has NOT been any police officers surrounding the building, they did NOT block entrances, and did allow parents to drop off forgotten items such as lunches and Chromebooks.  The building has been open for business just as normal due to the threat being taken care of with the Livingston County Police Department in cooperation with the administration at Woodland before school began.  

The Livingston County Police Department and Woodland Schools will continue to work through our Threat Assessment Processes and Procedures together this morning to maintain the safest and securest environment possible for our students and staff.  

Due to the events happening this past year, we the administration felt it was in the best interest of the district, families, and community to be upfront about situations regarding violence in our schools.  We do not mean to alarm anyone of the situation, but student and staff safety is our top priority here at Woodland and continuing to be active communicators for the community is just as important.  The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department will continue to provide increased security measures for the Woodland CUSD #5 campus for all students and staff. 

Anyone with any information regarding the incident is urged to contact, Woodland School Resource Officer Leland Brook or Dr. Ryan McGuckin Woodland CUSD #5 Superintendent at 815-672-5974 or the Livingston County Police Department at 815-844-0911.  Woodland CUSD #5 appreciates the understanding and cooperation of everyone involved in the investigation of this matter.


Dr. Ryan McGuckin
Woodland CUSD #5

PDF Version is found here: 09122022 Incident.pdf

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