MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL BERRY
I wanted to take a moment to inform you of an incident involving Vashon High School that you may have already heard about on the news or in social media. Michael A. West, an in-school suspension monitor at Vashon, has been charged with second-degree sexual trafficking of a child and second-degree promoting child pornography.
In keeping with District policy, upon discovery of the allegation, we immediately reported it to law enforcement for appropriate action, and the individual was placed on an unpaid leave of absence. The District will respond to this personnel matter in accordance with District policy and State law to ensure the protection of our students.
As this is an ongoing legal matter, I am unable to provide any additional details regarding the above incident. However, I want to assure you that the entire Vashon High School staff remains committed to providing your child with an excellent education in a safe, nurturing environment. Please understand that the safety of your child is of the highest priority at this school.
Should you have any questions or concerns related to this matter, you may reach me at the school office at 314-533-9487. If you or your child would prefer to talk with someone at Central Office, please do not hesitate to contact Network Superintendent Dr. Ian Roberts at 314-250-1063 or Ian.Roberts@slps.org.
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