Good afternoon Knight Families:  

I am writing to inform you and not to alarm you. The Arthur CUSD #305 has been made aware of a circulating TikTok post with a nationwide “school shooting and bomb threats for every school in the USA even elementary” that will supposedly take place on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. The original post is general and not directed at a specific school in the country.  

This information has been shared with our school administration, and local law enforcement. 

Please know that, in conjunction with local law enforcement, we will continue to monitor social media and collaborate with local police moving forward.  

There are no indications of known threats within Arthur CUSD 305 at this time. I am sharing this notice out of an abundance of caution and as a precautionary measure.

The safety of our students and staff is our priority.  All safety concerns to our school or students are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. Since returning to school this year schools  nationwide are dealing with school safety concerns that seem to be heightened and causing anxiety, fear and nervousness among our staff and students. 

Here are some key points about making good decisions and easing these concerning feelings: 

  • Be sure to report any concerning message you hear or see in person or online to a trusted adult, school administration or staff member, or police. 

  • If you feel uncomfortable about something you read, something you hear, something you see please, report it so we can do something about it. 

  • Know who is connecting with your children online and set rules for social networking, instant messaging, e-mailing, online gaming and using webcams.

Arthur CUSD 305 is committed to keeping our schools a safe place for learning, and we will work together to continue to keep it that way. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact your student’s school if you have any questions or concerns.  


Mr. Shannon Cheek