Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Important Message from the Superintendent

Dear FPS Families,

Earlier today, High School Principal, Paul Peri, sent the following message about an incident at the high school to FHS parents.  For transparency, we would like to share it with the entire Franklin Schools community.

Sara E. Ahern
Superintendent of Schools

Good Afternoon-

This email is to share information with the community about an incident that occurred at FHS at approximately 10:10 this morning. All students and staff are safe, and while the incident is concerning enough that we want to make you aware of it, there was never any danger to students or staff.

A parent came into the office to share a text message she received from her child saying that he/she overheard another student talking about something occurring in the cafeteria at 12:15 and that students should get under their tables.

FHS administration in conjunction with law enforcement began an immediate investigation into the incident with input from central office.

The investigation will continue and at this time we are able to share the following:

  • The student was promptly identified, met with administration, police, and was removed from the building.
  • It was determined that there was no immediate danger to FHS students or staff, and that there were no weapons present at Franklin High School.  Due to the fact the student was identified so quickly and a timely response from Franklin Police, the administration felt a lockdown was not necessary.
  • At this time, the investigation is continuing and consequences will be consistent with both the FPS policies as well as local and state law.  However, we will be unable to discuss specific consequences.
  • Franklin Police will continue to maintain an active and visible presence at FHS in the coming days.

Again, we would like to stress that all students and staff were and continue to be safe.  As always, we will continue to do everything within our power to protect our students' and staff's safety and well-being.

We will continue to communicate regularly with parents, guardians, and families in all areas of safety and building security.


Paul Peri
FHS Principal

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