Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board Of Education Taking Safety Precautions After Akwesasne Mohawk Police Services Receive Provincial Wide Alert

Kentenhko:wa / November 3, 2015

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education, and Akwesasne Mohawk Police Services are taking safety precautions to ensure students’ safety after AMPS received a Provincial wide alert after an anonymous untraced email threatening retaliation related to Provincial Teacher strike in Quebec and Ontario had been received at 11:30 AM today, November 3, 2015.

Akwesasne Mohawk Police Services (AMPS), along with Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education (AMBE) and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) do not recognize this threat as a major concern for our school system but are taking all precautions to ensure students safety.

The following safety precautions have been put into place:

All AMBE schools are on lockout. Lockout means that no person can enter the school and parent/guardians must remain in front of the building. Lockout will be in effect for one week.

  • There will be no late busses.
  • AMBE has increased number of afterschool Latchkey staff.
  • Doors will remain locked during Latchkey.
  • If parents wish to keep their child/ren home from school it will be an excused absence if the parent contacts their child/ren school.
  • Bring your Parent to School Day will continue to be held as planned. Ahkwesahsne Mohawk School will hold their Bring your Parent to School Day on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Tsi Snaihne School will hold their Bring you Parent to School Day on Thursday, November 5, 2015.
  • Post-Secondary Bus Drivers have been notified to remain vigilant as they transport students from Cornwall to Akwesasne.
  • AMPS will have more patrols and visibility at AMBE Schools.
  • AMBE will provide daily updates by noon each day.

Again, your child’s safety is our priority. Children should continue to go to school as both AMBE and AMPS are taking all necessary safety precautions.

For more information, please contact AMBE Director Donna Lahache or Assistant Director Debbie Terrance at (613) 933-0409.