May 23, 2006

Dear Kibler Families,

This morning a bomb threat was received by the staff in the main office at Kibler Elementary. The staff reported the incident immediately to me and the Enumclaw Police Department. Together we made the decision to evacuate all students and staff to J.J. Smith Elementary School.

At that time the bomb squad was called in to do a complete sweep of the building and grounds. Once the building was determined safe, Kibler students and staff walked back from J.J. Smith to their classrooms.

A similar incident occurred at White River Middle School in the White River School District. Those students were also safely evacuated to a nearby elementary school and also returned to their school before the end of the day.

I applaud the incredible effort and behavior shown today by our students and staff during this necessary disruption to their day. Student and staff safety will always be our highest priority.


Art Jarvis

Enumclaw School District
"Standing as ONE"