December 17, 2021
Good Evening DMS Families,
This evening, I received information about a social media post circulating in the DMS community that references the Tik Tok challenge school shooting threats and advises students to not come to school tomorrow. We do not believe that the social media post circulating in the DMS community is itself a threat, but simply lifting up the Tik Tok challenge.
However, in response and out of an abundance of caution, I am working with our Central Office including the Division of School Management and Instructional Leadership and the Office of School Safety and Security as well as the Howard County Police Department (HCPD). HCPD are still investigating this matter and we will provide more information as soon as they provide it to us. Out of an abundance of caution, there will be an increased police presence tomorrow morning (12/17/21) at school.
School safety is our utmost priority and the members of the administrative team, security staff and School Resource Officer will continue to be vigilant in maintaining the safety of Dunloggin Middle School. Please know that we take all reports and threats seriously and will continue to work cooperatively with public safety and other agencies to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
I appreciate the parent who forwarded the social media post to me and encourage every student and family member to continue to reach out to DMS administration if you learn of any potential threats to the safety of our school community. If students have additional concerns and would like to speak to an adult, I encourage them to access student services at any time.
We will update the DMS community once more information is available to us.
Thank you for your partnership in keeping Dunloggin Middle School a safe and nurturing place for our students.
Antoinette Roberson, Principal