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  • Letter from Dr. Simpson

    Posted by Butts County School System on 4/15/2021

    BCSS Families,

     

    I am writing to inform you of an incident that occurred on the afternoon of Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Henderson Middle School. At approximately 1:45 PM, public safety officials received a call indicating that a person was on the campus of Henderson Middle School with a weapon. 

    Once school officials were notified, administrators implemented emergency lockdown procedures and law enforcement worked with school officials to complete a thorough sweep of the campus. Due to the close proximity of the campuses, administrators at Jackson High School also implemented emergency lockdown procedures.

    It was determined that the call was placed using a cell phone from inside the school; however, no evidence has presented itself that would indicate the call presented credible or accurate information. Our local law enforcement agencies and our school officials will continue to investigate this matter in order to determine the appropriate next steps. 

    We appreciate the cooperation and assistance of the Butts County law enforcement officials who responded to support the students and staff at Henderson Middle School. We also appreciate your continued support of our students and staff. 

    We understand that reports of this nature are upsetting to our schools and our community. We will have staff available on campus tomorrow to support the emotional well-being of students and employees. The health and safety of students and staff is of the utmost concern and remains the top priority of the Butts County School System. 

     

    Dr. Todd Simpson
    Superintendent
    Butts County Schools

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  • UPDATE - Lockdown at HMS

    Posted by Butts County School System on 4/15/2021

    BCSS,

    This is an update on the incident that occurred at Henderson Middle School this afternoon. Public safety officials received a call indicating that a person was on campus with a weapon. It was determined that the call was placed using a cell phone from inside the school; however, no evidence has presented itself that would indicate the report was credible or accurate. Law enforcement officials completed a sweep of the campus at Henderson Middle School and have assured us that the campus is safe to proceed with normal operations. Law enforcement and school officials will continue to investigate this matter in order to determine the appropriate next steps. Students will be dismissed today at the regularly scheduled time. All afterschool activities will go on as scheduled.

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  • Lockdown at Henderson Middle School

    Posted by Butts County School System on 4/15/2021

    BCSS Families,

    This is to inform you that local law enforcement received an anonymous call indicating that there might be a person of interest near/on the Henderson Middle School campus. The report stated that this person may or may not be armed.  As a result, Henderson Middle School immediately went into a lockdown in order to ensure the safety of our students. At this time, all students are accounted for and are safe. Law enforcement is continuing their investigation and we will provide updates once they are available. 

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  • Butts County Schools Holds Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic for Employees

    Posted by Butts County School System on 3/26/2021

    Dr Simpson receiving the COVID vaccine Approximately 200 school employees received their Covid-19 vaccine on Friday, March 26 at a clinic  hosted at Henderson Middle School. The school system partnered with the Butts County Health Department and the Butts County Fire Department to administer the vaccines.

    “We were encouraged by the news that educators and school system employees were included in the  current phase of vaccine and immediately reached out to our local health department and officials to  plan a partnership to provide access to those vaccines as quickly as possible to any of our staff who  wanted to participate.” said Dr. Todd Simpson, Superintendent. “We encouraged our employees to  consider the vaccine as yet another way to protect themselves, our students, and our working  environment.”

    Krystal Whitten, Lead Nurse at the Butts County Health Department and Chief Mike Wilson of the Butts County Fire Department provided oversight and guidance for the clinic. Butts County School System  school nurses administered the vaccines.

    “We are so thankful for the support of our local health officials. We see this clinic as another proactive  measure to minimize the risks of Covid-19 for our students, employees, and our community.” said Dr.  Todd Simpson

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