Sedro-Woolley, WA – Some Parents of local students who attend the Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club are concerned for the safety of their kids after they were notified by Boys & Girls Club staff last week that a crumpled up note was found and turned into staff that was titled “List of People to Kill.”
According to a note sent home to parents on November 8th, 2019 by Boys & Girls Club Interim Director Ron McHenry, “There were five names on the list and each of those families are being contacted directly.”
McHenry wrote that club members, who are mostly kids and teens, were not told directly of the contents of the note, just that it was troubling and inappropriate as they tried to determine the source of the note.
McHenry also wrote that some club members, primarily older youth, became aware of the contents of the note as club staff tried to isolate the source of the note. Due to inconsistencies in stories and circumstances, club staff was unable to get an account of what exactly happened and the incident was reported to the Sedro-Woolley Police Department.
A parent of one of the young club members who asked to remain anonymous told SkagitBreaking.com “With five children’s names from the club on it. I decided to take my daughter out not just to be on the safe side but more so because the director sloughed it aside. This is a very serious matter and will not take any chances with my child’s life. I asked what precautions were going to be taken such as police presence, handwriting assessments as they don’t know who wrote it, safety drills, etc. and the director said nothing was going to be done about it. He said that they didn’t feel it was necessary. After speaking with the staff at B & G club who also emailed and contacted the director for their own personal safety concerns. I found out that their requests for security and precaution requests were denied. I am even more concerned for the children and staff there than I was before I talked to the staff. I think the community needs to be aware and also aware that nothing is being done about it. This IS a serious matter and should not be taken lightly at all.”
The Sedro-Woolley Police Department responded to investigate the note and McHenry said if any information comes to the attention of parents or guardians in regards to this incident, you are asked to please contact the Sedro-Woolley Police Department directly at (360) 855-0111 or through the 24-hour non emergency (360) 428-3211. Reference Police Case Number 19-W06399.
McHenry wrote in his letter, included below “The Safety and Wellbeing of our Club members is paramount.”
An email request for further information regarding the safety concerns of parents sent to Interim Director Ron McHenry had not yet been returned as of the publishing of this article.