The superintendent of Plainview-Elgin-Millville Community Schools addressed student behavior during their Homecoming Week in a letter sent to parents Monday.
Darrin Strosahl said the district has been investigating claims of the student code of conduct being violated since a week ago.
In a letter to PEM parents, Strosahl wrote, in part, “A small number of students violated the Plainview-Elgin-Millville Community Schools code of conduct with some of their behavior. As a result, the district implemented corrective action for those involved.
Unfortunately, student misbehavior unrelated to Monday’s event escalated by the end of week, prompting the cancellation of the parade, powderpuff game, and pep fest.
Strosahl also wrote he wanted to correct some misinformation and rumors. “The poor behaviors we dealt with were not determined to be hazing, sexual harassment, or racially based, nor was there physical injury involved.”
The letter noted that other community events continued as planned Friday and were successful.