Dear Fairfield City Schools Parents & Employees,
Fairfield City School District has become aware of a troubling post that has been shared widely this week on the social media platform TikTok. The post refers to a threat to school safety “for every school in the USA, even elementary,” on Friday, December 17.
The post appears to be part of a national TikTok trend and did not originate in our school district. We have been in communication with other school districts as it relates to this post, and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is also aware of the matter. While the threat is not believed to be credible, we are closely monitoring the situation and taking it seriously.
As an added measure, Friday will be an e-learning day. Again, Fairfield City School District buildings will be closed tomorrow. Students will learn from home. Teachers will teach remotely. You may also be an increased police presence in the vicinity of our buildings as an added precaution.
This situation serves as a good example of why it is important to avoid sharing posts online that refer to school safety threats. Even if they are not credible threats, they can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety for our students, families, and staff. We ask our families to monitor their children’s social media activity and speak with them about proper behavior online.
If you or your child becomes aware of any potential threat posted to social media or anywhere else, please notify a school staff member or trusted adult right away.
As always, thank you for your partnership as we work to ensure a safe, secure, and positive learning environment for our students.
Dr. Regina Thompson, Superintendent