March 9, 2022, District Statement: Campus Concern

March 9, 2022, District Statement re: Campus Concern
Posted on 03/09/2022
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When matters of concern arise, we value the opportunity to share accurate, timely, and relevant information with you. 

Safety is our first priority here in DeSoto ISD and we are committed to keeping students and staff safe and families abreast of developments that may occur during the school day.

Students may have witnessed and filmed an assault that took place in a classroom on a district campus. 

The district makes clear that it does not condone or tolerate the behavior that took place in the incident and that all parties will be held accountable to the full extent of the district’s ability to address the matter.

Please note the incident is currently under review and, out of an abundance of caution, the district will work with the DeSoto Police Department to have a larger police presence to prevent any subsequent further incidents.

As an added layer of response, the district will work to clarify expectations for student behavior, enhance and increase monitoring in hallways and other common areas and more consistently enforce student discipline guidelines and responses where appropriate.

Videos of the incident were captured and posted to social media. The actions of those featured in the video are not reflective of the larger body of students and staff of DeSoto ISD.  It is important to note that unauthorized filming within the school setting and the posting of such content online are violations of the DeSoto ISD Student Code of Conduct which could result in disciplinary action in accordance with district guidelines.

DeSoto ISD thanks its parents and families for working alongside the district to ensure safety remains a priority in our school community.