Update on the Imagine Andrews Incident (5.19.17)

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

Greetings Imagine Andrews Families,

I am writing to inform you about an incident at Imagine Andrews.

Parents and students alerted school administrators this morning to a social media post that included a threat to the Imagine Andrews Public Charter School community.

The safety of our students is our top priority. Prince George’s County Public Schools officials, school security and other law enforcement agencies were immediately informed. We spoke with students as well about any information they might be able to provide.

Social media sites do not audit content. Posts may often contain hurtful, inappropriate or distasteful messages. Internet postings generally occur outside of school because of the PGCPS filtering system. However, like most things that happen in our community, the effect of inappropriate online postings can disrupt our school environment.

Please use this incident as a teachable moment with your child. Take time to review the content on their cell phones, tablets and other electronic devices. Discuss the importance of using social media responsibly.

Please contact me at 301-350-6002 if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your continued partnership and assistance.

Sincerely,

H. Douglas Rice II, Principal