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Dear Marissa CUSD No. 40 Families and Friends:

Dear Marissa CUSD No. 40 Families and Friends: The safety of our children is our number one priority. This letter is to inform you about a social media threat that several of our students were involved with recently. This morning, the school was made aware of a social media threat. As soon as we were made aware of the threat, we investigated and involved the local authorities. Within a short period of time, with the help of the local police department, we determined that the threat was not credible. However, it was decided that this message be sent to make the community more aware of the situation. All threats to our school are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. We appreciate your help as we work together to keep our students safe. Please continue to encourage your children to report suspicious behavior and/or threats to the proper authorities. In this case, the Marissa Police Department will continue the investigation. If you have questions or ideas on how we can continually focus on the safety of our children, please feel free to reach out to me at or 618.295.2393. Respectfully, Vince Hughes, Ed.D. Principal, Marissa Jr. Sr. High School
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On behalf of the Board of Education, Administration, staff, and students, I would like to welcome you to Marissa Community Unit School District #40 where we believe that every child has the potential to learn and become a productive citizen. Within the past five years, both faculty/staff and students in both buildings have earned state or national recognition. In 2007 and 2009, Marissa Jr High School was recognized as a Bronze Emblem School by the U.S News and Report and the Elementary earned a Spot Light Award from the Illinois State Board of Education in 2009.
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