Friday, May 19, 2017

Police Presence at UHS

Good afternoon,

Earlier this afternoon, parents arriving after school, or students on campus after school, would have noticed the presence of the Uxbridge Police on campus. In keeping with our procedures, we notified Uxbridge Police Department upon the report of suspicious persons in the parking lot after school hours, as well as a vehicle that was unknown to our students or staff. In following with safety procedures, we asked Uxbridge Police to investigate, as we considered that the persons in that vehicle may have had a conflict out-of-school with one or more of our students.

The vehicle left before the arrival of the police, but we were able to work with Uxbridge Police to identify the persons and the vehicle itself, and, not knowing if there were an imminent threat to anyone, we felt it best to involve our police partners and not handle this internally, particularly where we believed the persons to not be UHS students. We appreciate the vigilance of our staff, students, and families for reporting suspicious activity, and we also are grateful for our relationship with the Uxbridge Police, who responded immediately, professionally, and efficiently in addressing a potential concern.

While we do not believe that the campus as a whole and students at large were ever in any danger or harm’s way, please know that we will always take steps to ensure the safety and security of our entire community. When the situation calls for it, the police are notified, as it is better to act on the side of caution in these challenging and uncertain times.

Thank you for the support.

Michael D. Rubin, Principal

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