Quincy High School was thrilled to have award winning graphic novelist, Gene Luen Yang come and present to our students today. Many of our freshmen students read his book, American Born Chinese, in English class. American Born Chinese is the first graphic novel to ever be honored with a Printz Award. As the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Mr. Yang’s motto is “Reading Without Walls.” He encouraged our high school students to think and read outside the box by reading diverse books. A big thank you to North Central Regional Library for bringing Mr. Yang to our school.
School Safety - Quincy High School
October 5, 2016
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are writing to share with you about an issue of school safety.
Recently, there have been multiple reports in the local and national media about threats to schools. You may have seen on the news information about “creepy clown sightings.” Some of the reports in the media have threatening messages that are posted with pictures of creepy clowns.
Today, we found a threatening message written on a wall at Quincy High School that appeared to share some of the same characteristics with those reported in the media. Law enforcement was immediately called and they are helping us investigate the incident. We perceive this threat to be linked to some of the scare tactics being used around the nation on social media. The goal of the individuals spreading threats is to cause disruption in schools and scare people.
We take all threatening statements seriously and work with students and staff to investigate and find out who is responsible. In addition, we ask our students and staff be extra vigilant and will work with the Quincy Police Department to have additional police officers, in and around the school over the next few days. Please know that safety of our students and staff is our number one priority.