Swartz Creek Schools Address False Accusations After Rumors Flood Social Media
As can often happen on social media, rumors began to fly on Facebook on Thursday (10/6) about staff members and alleged misconduct at Swartz Creek High School.
Rumors can often "take on a life of their own" as speculation and personal grievances began to take over various social media pages.
Privacy Laws Protect Students and Staff
Swartz Creek Superintendent of Schools Rodney Hetherton quickly quashed the notion that schools should identify students or staff members that are under disciplinary review, saying, "SCCS will not communicate with you about specific student or staff incidents because of privacy laws."
The school's policy is much like those employed by private and publicly held businesses that protect their employees' rights.
Hetherton's address to parents is printed below in its entirety.
As you know, social media posts are often filled with rumors and misinformation. The following items are a list of reminders on what SCCS will and will not communicate to the public and how to deal with communications:
SCCS will communicate with you about student and staff learning, student and staff activities, and student and staff safety concerns.
SCCS will not communicate with you about specific student or staff incidents because of privacy laws.
Student and staff allegations are always thoroughly investigated. SCCS always follows due process, board policy, administrative guidelines, and State and Federal law. Investigations do not imply guilt or innocence.
If you have a student concern, please call or email the building principal. If you have a staff concern, please call or email HR (Human Resources). Student discipline and personnel matters are confidential and can not be shared.
Please continue to have conversations with your students and family about social media posts. When speaking directly about SCCS students or employees, please monitor posts to ensure they do not cross over into libel or slander.
Thank you so much for your continued support and understanding! Have a great Homecoming weekend!
Rodney R. Hetherton, Superintendent
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