STATEMENT ON BUS STOP INCIDENT OF TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
The Woodland Hills School District is aware of an incident involving high school students becoming involved in a large altercation after school on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at a school bus stop in the Borough of Swissvale. The Board of School Directors and Administration of the District are appalled at this incident and we wish to assure all members of the Woodland Hills community and all friends of the Woodland Hills School District that the persons responsible for this will be held fully accountable. We are working closely with the Swissvale Borough Police Department and other police agencies to identify any and all individuals who may have been involved in this incident and who are also Woodland Hills School District students. Maintaining a safe and secure environment for our students is the first priority of this school district. Any student found to have been involved in this will be prosecuted to the fullest extent that our Student Code of Conduct, Board policies and the Pennsylvania State School Code allow. We believe in supporting students first, last and always. But we also believe that a key component of that support is holding students accountable for their decisions and actions. And finally, we hope that everyone bears in mind that this was a small number of students out of the 4,000 plus young men and women who attend our schools. The vast vast majority of Woodland Hills School District students are hard working, friendly and dedicated to getting the best education available anywhere. It is to those students whom we dedicate ourselves everyday for they are the face of the real Woodland Hills School district. Please direct any questions or inquiries to the Office of the Substitute Superintendent, Mr. Alan N Johnson, at 412-731-1300 extension 0183
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