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Open Letter from Mayor Tim Meerbott

Violence in Our Schools

Post Date:04/11/2019 2:06 PM
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April 11, 2019

Dear Friends, Family and Neighbors,

Let it be clear—there is no place for violence in our schools. The after-school fight at Cutler Bay Middle School on Tuesday, April 9, that received noticeable media coverage serves as a reminder that this community will not tolerate violence in any form in our schools.

Our Town staff has been in continuous communication with Miami-Dade County Public Schools District Officials regarding the April 9 fight and they have assured the Town that this was an isolated incident and not a reflection of the student population at Cutler Bay Middle School.

The School District is dealing directly with both students involved in the fight, along with their parents, for disciplinary action and to ensure this situation does not repeat itself. I will also be meeting with Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Officials on Friday, April 12, where we will discuss how to continue improving safety policies and procedures in all of our Town schools and prevent situations like this one from happening again.

The safety of our students is a top priority. Town Council, staff and I remain committed to working with our school system to ensure that our students, and their parents, feel safe the moment they step in school.


Tim Meerbott


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