RCMP investigates threatening notes sent to Airdrie teen
CALGARY- A series of hateful, threatening notes sent to a teenager in Airdrie has her father concerned she’s no longer safe at school.
“It’s definitely like a girl’s handwriting, but it’s different every time,” says 13-year-old Morgan Tempeny, of the notes she’s found stuffed into her locker for over a year. “My worst note was ‘go put a rope around your neck, go slit your wrists, take a bottle of pills, just leave.’
“I just want it to stop.”
The teen says she initially brought the threats to the attention of her principal at Muriel Clayton Middle School, but he “shrugged them off.” He no longer works there.
Discouraged, she recently handed over two of the notes to the school, and administrators say they are now reviewing the situation. However, Tempeny’s father says the school hasn’t done enough, as they’ve known about the problem for a while.
“They have tried on their point, I just don’t think they’ve tried hard enough,” says Bryce Tempeny. “I have that constant thought, ‘is she really safe at school?’”
He wants to see his daughter’s tormenters held responsible, which officials say could happen pending the results of an investigation.
“When we can identify the individuals involved in this situation, then there may be serious consequences for them, up to and including possible expulsion from school,” says Chris Pawluk, lead psychologist from Rocky View Schools.
RCMP are also involved.