Greetings,

In the ongoing effort to provide our community with accurate and updated information, I would like to share with everyone details about a story that was reported on Friday, September 7, 2018, WDIV, Channel 4.  

A sixteen-year-old Fordson student had met at a twenty-two year old male online. The male attempted to make contact with the student by gaining entry into Fordson during dismissal time.  He met the student in the school and made inappropriate contact with her. She immediately walked away from him and reported the incident to the School Resource Officer (SRO). The male was later arrested by Dearborn Police.

We are very fortunate that this isolated incident did not result in any further harm coming to the student. As reported on channel 4, the male appeared in court and faces several criminal charges.

I want to thank the Dearborn Police and our School Resource Officer for their swift action. Once again, we are very fortunate to have a great partnership with the Dearborn Police.

Although our school locks all doors during the day, has an electronic system that only allows entry into the building after proper identification, and we have an SRO and several security guards who do an outstanding job of keeping our school a safe and secure building…this incident reminds all of us that the safety and security of our community is a responsibility that requires all of our attention.  

This incident can also be used by parents to start a conversation with their children about the proper and safe use of social media.  Again, I want to emphasis that keeping our school, neighborhood, and community a safe place is a task that requires all of us working together as one team, one school, one community.  

Regards,

 

Heyam Alcodray

Principal

Fordson High School

Office of the Superintendent                                            

August 30, 2018

Greetings,

The School District is aware of a video that an employee produced outside of school and the video has been posted on social media. The staff member was immediately placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.  In accordance with employee personnel and due process rights, the Dearborn Public Schools’ practice is to refrain from publicly discussing personnel matters especially during an ongoing investigation. We have followed this practice for many years and have always reached outcomes that are fair and in accordance with the law.   

We will continue to remind all staff members to exercise good judgement when using social media, which includes non-work related activities. With that thought in mind, I encourage parents to make sure they are aware of the social media outlets your children are using and know who they are interacting with when using technology.

I am very proud to be Superintendent of our great district. We are very fortunate to have thousands of outstanding students and thousands of professional and dedicated staff members.  I thank everyone for their hard work and commitment to inspire, educate, and celebrate always with the goal of putting Students First.

 

Regards,

 

Glenn M. Maleyko, Ph.D.

Superintendent

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