December 13, 2021

12.13.21 Responding to an Online Threat

Holland Public Schools are committed to providing all students and staff with powerful learning opportunities in safe and predictable learning environments.

Today, a student was removed from Holland High School after a threatening social media post was reported by students, parents, and through OK2SAY. Administrators immediately called the School Liaison Officer from the Holland Police Department. A search of the student did not find any weapons. A guardian was contacted. The student was removed from the school and will not be allowed to return until an investigation into the matter is complete.

Threats like these are scary for us all. However, we are proud of the students and parents who spotted the social media post and had the courage to immediately report it to administrators and through OK2Say. We are also thankful to the building administrators and to the School Resource Officer for taking the appropriate and immediate action to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

We take all threats to school safety very seriously and will continue to employ safety protocols at all of our buildings in the district.  We will also err on the side of over-communicating with you; to help alleviate your concerns about these types of threats.

​​OK2Say is available 24/7 and tips can be submitted in the following ways: 

  • Call: 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729) 
  • Text: 652729 (OK2SAY) 
  • Email: 
  • OK2SAY website: 
  • OK2SAY mobile app: Available for download in app stores for iPhone and Android 

Nick Cassidy,
Interim Superintendent - Holland Public Schools