Facts Vs. Rumors
Posted April 25, 2019
Rumor: Students at Rosemont MS were asked not to speak Armenian or wear their Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day t-shirts on campus.
Fact: This rumor, initially posted on Twitter, is untrue. Students at Rosemont MS, and all GUSD schools, are welcome and encouraged to celebrate their culture and heritage. Rosemont students held an Armenian Genocide Commemoration event on campus on Tuesday, April 23. Photos from this event can be found on Rosemont's website.
Posted November 6, 2018
Rumor: Students at Crescenta Valley HS plan to walk out to vote.
Fact: False. Crescenta Valley HS administration indicate there are no plans to walk out.
Posted October 25, 2018
Rumor: The Hoover vs. Glendale football game scheduled for October 25, 2018 has been cancelled.
Fact: Yes, the game has been canceled. Learn more.
Posted October 19, 2018
Rumor: Violent threats have been made toward a Glendale school on social media.
Fact: The screen capture circulating social media about a potential shooting at "CHS" actually pertains to a school in Texas. No threats have been made against Glendale schools.
Posted October 17, 2018 - 8:00 a.m.
Rumor: A fight occured at Glendale HS.
Fact: Several news outlets have been referencing the incident at Hoover HS on October 3 as a fight at "a Glendale high school." This does not mean that the fight occured at Glendale HS, the news is refering to Hoover as a high school in the Glendale area. There has not been a fight or any recent incident at Glendale HS.
Posted October 8, 2018 - 1:00 p.m.
UPDATED October 9, 2018 - 4:30 p.m.
Rumor: The remainder of the Hoover HS football season has been canceled.
Fact: Unfortunately, the Hoover HS football game scheduled for this Thursday evening, October 11, against Burroughs has been canceled. No determination has been made as to the remaining Hoover football games. In the aftermath of the incident on October 3, football practices have been suspended while the district continues to review the circumstances that contributed to the altercation. The Hoover football schedule will resume once we feel comfortable that our players and coaches can participate in the game safely without distraction. At this time, Hoover is expected to play their final two games of the season.
Posted October 8, 2018 - 1:00 p.m.
Rumor: Hoover HS students involved in the incident on October 3 received consequences. The entire Hoover football team has been suspended/disciplined.
Fact: The entire Hoover HS football team has not been suspended or disciplined. Public schools are held to very high standards to maintain the due process and privacy rights of students and staff. It is inappropriate to disclose any specific disciplinary steps that may have been taken against anyone involved.
Posted October 5, 2018 - 3:45 p.m.
Rumor: Classes have been canceled at Hoover HS on Monday, October 8.
Fact: Hoover HS will be open and operating on a regular schedule on Monday, October 8. We look forward to seeing our students in class on time.
Posted October 5, 2018 - 3:30 p.m.
Rumor: Students at Hoover HS were dancing at lunch to celebrate students being suspended for fighting.
Fact: Music and dancing are a regular part of the lunchtime routine at Hoover HS on Fridays. Students were playing music and dancing in the quad during lunch, however it did not have anything do to with their fellow students being suspended.
Posted October 5, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.
Rumor: Hoover HS, Toll MS, and Keppel ES were on lockdown the morning of October 5, 2018.
Fact: Hoover, Toll, and Keppel are operating on regular schedules today. None of these schools have been placed on lockdown today for any reason.
Posted October 5, 2018 - 8:30 a.m.
Rumor: A Hoover High School student made violent threats toward the school on October 4 and 5, 2018.
Fact: Over the past 24 hours, Hoover High School and district administrators and the Glendale Police Department have been following up on tips of potential threats made by students on social media. All social media posts have been thoroughly investigated and police have found no credible threat to student or staff safety. There will be a visible police presence on Glenwood Road and on the Hoover campus all day today as an added precaution and to alleviate any student, parent, or staff concerns.
Please continue to report any suspicious activity, rumors, or threats you see or hear in the community or on social media. You can report threats directly to your school office, download the GUSD app and submit an anonymous tip on our app tip line, or call the GUSD phone tip line at (323) 999-6062.
Posted October 5, 2018 - 8:30 a.m.
Rumor: A Hoover High School student spit on and/or slapped a special needs student on September 28, 2018.
Fact: This incident has been thoroughly investigated by Hoover HS administration and found to be a rumor.
Posted September 14, 2018 - 12:00 p.m.
Rumor: GUSD students are going door-to-door to solicit funds for school programs and activities.
Fact: GUSD does not send students into the community to raise funds for school programs. We have received multiple reports from our Crescenta Valley, Glendale, and Hoover high school communities of young people going door-to-door "fundraising" for school programs and activities. These are not GUSD students. Please notify the district or local law enforcement immediately if a person comes to your door pretending to be a GUSD student. You can call the district office directly, submit an anonymous tip on our app tip line, or call the GUSD phone tip line at (323) 999-6062.
Posted May 31, 2018
Rumor: A Hoover High School student made violent threats toward the school on May 31, 2018.
Fact: Hoover administration received a report from a studeny on May 31 of a threat made by another student via the social media app "Snapchat." The site team immediately worked with District officials and the Glendale Police Department to investigate the issue. Appropriate disciplinary measures have been taken and there is no current danger to Hoover students or staff. Glendale Police will be present at Hoover in the morning on June 1 to finish the investigation and to ensure everyone feels safe coming to school.
Posted May 18, 2018
Rumor: A Rosemont Middle School student was raped on campus on May 18, 2018.
Fact: Rosemont administration conducted a thorough investigation and confirmed that this is a social media rumor. No Rosemont student was raped.
Posted May 10, 2018
Rumor: A student was shooting at empty windows on the construction site at La Crescenta Elementary after school hours on May 9, 2018.
Fact: La Crescenta administration investigated the issue and confirmed that this never happened.
Posted May 5, 2018
Rumor: A Rosemont Middle School student made violent threats toward the school on May 5, 2018.
Fact: Rosemont administration received multiple reports on May 5 from students and parents of threats made by a student via the social media app "Instagram." The site team immediately worked with District officials and the Sheriff's Department to investigate the issue. Appropriate disciplinary measures have been taken and there is no current danger to Rosemont students or staff. GUSD cannot comment on specific details regarding the student or disciplinary measures taken as this is an ongoing case involving a minor.
Posted April 19, 2018
Rumor: A Toll Middle School student made violent threats toward the school on April 19, 2018.
Fact: Toll administration received multiple reports on April 19 from students and parents of threats made by a student via the social media app "Snapchat." The site team immediately worked with District officials and the Glendale Police Department to investigate the issue. Appropriate disciplinary measures have been taken and there is no current danger to Toll students or staff.
Posted April 17, 2018
Rumor: Religious banners were posted outside GUSD schools on April 16, 2018.
Fact: It was brought to our attention on the evening of April 16, that religious banners were posted on the exterior fence at two GUSD schools. The banners were not authorized by GUSD and were removed immediately. GUSD continuously monitors our school facilities. If you see any suspicious activity, questionable advertisements, or graffiti on our campuses please let us know by submitting a tip on the GUSD app tip line.
Posted March 5, 2018
Rumor: Police responded to an incident at Mark Keppel Elementary on March 5, 2018.
Fact: There were four police cars out in front of Mark Keppel Elementary during dismissal on Monday, March 5, and a man was handcuffed and detained by GPD, however these events were not related to the school. GPD were responding to a domestic incident and everyone involved cooperated. Students and staff were safe at all times.
Posted March 1, 2018
Rumor: A Rosemont Middle School student(s) made violent threats toward the school on March 1, 2018.
Fact: Rosemont admin and County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a thorough investigation and deemed that there is no threat. Three students made threatening remarks on social media "as a joke." Sheriff's confirmed the students have no access to weapons and no intention behind the threat beyond attention-seeking behavior. Although the investigation concluded that the students do not pose a threat, threatening comments are unacceptable, even as a joke. Appropriate disciplinary measures will be taken by the school.
Posted March 1, 2018
Rumor: GUSD staff and teachers will participate in a walkout against gun violence on March 14, 2018.
Fact: On February 28, the Glendale News Press reported that, "walkouts over gun violence are planned for Glendale schools" on March 14. The article quoted a student stating that teachers from GUSD schools will participate in the walkouts. This is not true. According to GUSD Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 4119.25, 4219.25, 4319.25, "employees may not conduct political activities on District/school property during working hours." We respect our students' rights to engage in civic discourse and will allow students to walk out of class on March 14, as long as the students choosing to walk out remain on campus and do not disrupt regularly scheduled campus activities. GUSD teachers and staff may not plan or participate in any on-campus walkouts.
Posted February 23, 2018
Rumor: Someone pulled the fire alarm at Glendale High School on Friday, February 23, 2018.
Fact: Blowing dust from a construction class at GHS set off the fire alarm on Friday, February 23. No students were in danger and the alarm was quickly canceled.
Posted February 19, 2018
Rumor: Violent threats have been made toward Burbank or Burroughs High School during the week of February 19, 2018.
Fact: The screen capture circulating social media about "BHS" was actually a threat out of New Mexico. The Mobile County Public School System confirmed that this threat was made by a student from Belen High School in New Mexico. The student was questioned and confessed to making the threat "as a joke." No credible threats have been made against Glendale or Burbank schools.
Posted February 16, 2018
Rumor: A Crescenta Valley High School student made threatening remarks and/or brought a weapon to school on February 16, 2018.
Fact: CVHS admin and School Resource Officer, Sheriff's Deputy Scott Shinagawa identified the student in question, interviewed the student and witnesses, contacted parents, and deemed that there was no threat, no access to weapons, and no intention behind the threat beyond attention-seeking behavior. Although a thorough investigation concluded that the student does not pose a threat, comments made by the student are unacceptable. Appropriate disciplinary measures were taken by the school.