I want to take this opportunity to thank parents for what you did that supported our work in keeping our students and staff safe. While we tried to send frequent communications, almost all parents were patient and let the school staff, police, and central office staff conduct our investigation without disruption, even in this stressful situation. We appreciated parents who waited in line for parent pick up and helped to relieve the stress of other parents who may have felt anxious. They say it takes a village to raise children, and Bethel is a wonderful example of how a community can work through an emergency for the good of all. This is also a great opportunity to remind your children why it is against school rules and the law to bring these types of toys into the school setting.