Message from the Superintendent:

We were just informed by the Long Beach Police Department that they apprehended a suspect who followed one of our high school students home earlier this week. The suspect is a Level 3 sex offender, and is being held without bail. We expect some press coverage around this incident later today, and wanted to be sure you heard about this from us first.

Even though the suspect is currently in jail, our security guards have all been briefed on the situation and have copies of his photo. As always, we will be vigilant in keeping our campuses secure. These frightening incidents remind us all to speak with our children about travel safety---staying in groups when possible, not speaking with strangers, and immediately reaching out for help when needed. We are grateful for the police officers whose quick work apprehended this person.

As always, please feel free to reach out if you have questions, and please know that the safety of our students and staff is our top priority.