By Josh Beavers
Minden High will not allow the behavior of a few to ruin the school experiences of everyone else. That’s the message from Dr. Becky Wilson, MHS principal, who sent out a Sunday evening text message to parents and other stakeholders.
“I am writing to discuss the situations that transpired at Minden High School and the football game this past Friday,” Wilson’s message began. “As deeply concerned as each of you are, I assure you as the principal of Minden High and a fellow MHS parent, I am just as concerned and want to do everything we can to keep our kids safe.”
Friday saw witness to a school lockdown following a fight that resulted in several arrests. Rumors of a gun at the football stadium lead to the cancelation of the scrimmage between Minden and Benton on Friday evening.
“We will continue to offer amazing educational opportunities, football games, ‘Meet the Tide,’ and other extracurricular activities as scheduled,” Wilson wrote. “We will not allow the actions of a few ruin the experiences for the majority.”
To provide everyone with a peace of mind, Wilson said the school will continue to partner with local law enforcement to ensure a daily, ongoing police presence at school and school events.
“Additionally, we will continue to utilize daily walkthrough metal detectors and security checks,” she said. “Finally, please know this negative behavior will NOT be tolerated. We will do everything in our power to make sure all of our children are safe.”
Wilson said that while the school cannot violate the privacies of students, she wants parents to know that action has been taken and “your children’s safety is our number one priority.”
“We want to partner with you to give our students the best high school experience they can have,” the message concluded. “We are One Team, One Family, One Tide.”
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