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Blackfoot School District cancels final exams ‘in light of recent events’


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The following is a news release from Blackfoot School District 55 Superintendent Brian Kress:

In full cooperation with local law enforcement, we have determined the threat at Blackfoot High School has been investigated and addressed. The Blackfoot School District and the Blackfoot Police Department will be issuing a joint press release later in the day to provide more information regarding this matter.

As it now stands, grades K -8th were not scheduled for school on March 2nd due to the end of the second trimester. In discussions with the Blackfoot High School administration, we have decided to exempt all students from taking their final exams, unless the final exam is needed to improve their grade or required as part of a dual credit class. It is our sentiment that it is not in the best interest of students to ask them to complete a final exam in light of recent events.

If a student desires or is required to take a final exam, the scheduling of that exam will be discussed during the first week of the third trimester. Therefore, the Blackfoot School District will not hold any classes on March 2, 2018.

With the understanding that this incident has impacted our community, it is our hope this time away from school will provide an opportunity to have discussions regarding the importance of each individual in our community and how we can better connect with each other.