April 18, 2024

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This message is to inform you about a serious matter that was brought to our attention this morning at LaFayette Middle School. We received a report concerning an online threat of future violence directed towards our school community. We take any threat of this nature extremely seriously, and we acted swiftly to ensure the safety and security of all our students and staff.

Local law enforcement reported the threat to us before school started this morning. The swift collaboration between federal, state, and local authorities led to the quick detainment of the student responsible for making the threat. At this point, I want to extend our deepest gratitude to our law enforcement partners for their rapid response and ongoing commitment to keeping our schools safe. Their dedication and expertise were critical in handling this situation effectively and ensuring that there was no immediate threat to our campus.

I want to reassure you that at no time were any weapons brought onto school premises, and at no point was the safety of students or staff compromised. The incident was handled entirely through the vigilance of digital monitoring and the prompt action of our security protocols in coordination with law enforcement.

Safety remains our top priority, and we are committed to maintaining a secure environment for our students to learn and grow. This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of our community’s partnership with law enforcement agencies and the effectiveness of our safety procedures. We will continue to work closely with our partners at Walker County Schools and local law enforcement to monitor and enhance our security measures.

Please take this opportunity to speak with your children about the importance of reporting any suspicious activities or threats and remind them of the resources available at our school for their safety and well-being. We encourage an open line of communication between students, parents, and staff to address any concerns that may arise.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me. We are here to support you and your children, and we are committed to providing a safe learning environment for everyone.


Jamie Debity


LaFayette Middle School


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Free and reduced lunch applications have been sent home for the 2022-2023 school year. There are two ways to apply for free and reduced meals in the Walker County School District.
1. Fill out and submit the paper form. (Sent home with students). Forms should be returned to LMS.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 706-638-6440.
Filling out the forms will help our school/district receive important funding for the year. Please help us get 100% of the forms filled out for this year!


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