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Safety Update - 3.02.2023

Dear GIPS Families, Students, & Community, 

We wanted to let you know of a resolved situation that took place this morning at GIPS. You may be aware that a trend of hoax calls has been hitting 9-1-1 stations in Colorado, Kansas, and now here in Nebraska. The Grand Island Police Department (GIPD) received one of those calls today with the phony caller referencing a false threat. We’ve also received word that a similar phony call was received at Kearney Public Schools as well. 

Out of due diligence, GIPD responded to one of our buildings this morning and informed us of the call and to affirm their support of our safety efforts. 

Please know these calls are unsubstantiated and phony. We have been working with the GIPD as they investigate the origin of these calls hitting Midwestern schools.

All of our students and staff are safe. No learning has been disrupted and business is operating as usual. 

If you have any questions regarding school and safety precautions or need any additional support, please reach out through Let’s Talk

Thank you, 

- Mr. Matt Fisher, Superintendent
Grand Island Public Schools