On Friday, March 2, 2018, Amador County Unified School District, Sutter Creek Elementary School, and Ione Junior High School experienced a threat to student and staff safety. The threat was made towards a school district employee. Upon an immediate investigation, led by the Amador County Sheriff’s Department, it was determined the threat was credible and an Ione Junior High School student was arrested and taken into custody.
Following extensive cooperation and collaboration with the Amador County Sheriff’s Department, our schools will be open on Monday, March 5th. There was no direct mention of a campus threat and there is no imminent danger. However, we are taking an extremely cautious approach for the safety of our students and staff. This includes an increased presence on and around Sutter Creek Elementary, Sutter Creek Primary, and Ione Junior High School campuses. Additional counseling support will also be provided at those schools on Monday and following days as needed.
We are continuing to work with law enforcement to best ensure the safety of our students and staff, and that this incident is fully addressed.
I want to assure you that student, staff and campus safety continue to be our top priority, and it will remain our focus. We will continue to cooperate with law enforcement and follow District policies and procedures designed to protect our students and staff during this active investigation. We will also let you know of any further developments when we can. Thank you for your support of all school safety efforts.
Dr. Amy Slavensky, Superintendent