Reynolds addresses incident involving gathering of district students, staff on school property

By Jalen Maki

Tomahawk Leader Co-Editor

TOMAHAWK – School District of Tomahawk Administrator Terry Reynolds issued a release on Wednesday, April 22 regarding an incident involving Tomahawk High School students who gathered on school grounds on Friday, April 17. Reynolds said “a few Tomahawk staff members” were also present at the time and stated the District did not authorize or have knowledge of the gathering.

Multiple media outlets reported that the students gathered to take a “class photo,” but Reynolds did not mention a photo in the release.

Reynolds clarifies in the release that school grounds and buildings have been closed to the public since March.

“We fully understand that these are very difficult times for our students and we all want to do what we can for them, but we do not condone this activity,” Reynolds stated. “We cannot stress enough how important it is for everyone to make decisions that are socially/ethically responsible and not place others at risk with their behaviors.”

Reynolds added that social distancing “must be taken seriously at all times by our students as well as adults.”

“The School District of Tomahawk is addressing this internally with any staff members involved and working with the Tomahawk Police Department (School Resource Officer) in contacting students and adults involved in this situation to address the situation and ensure state mandates are followed in the future,” Reynolds said.

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