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Acacia Middle School Incident

September 14, 2023


This message is to provide an accurate update to the incident that occurred outside of Acacia Middle School on September 11, 2023.


It is important to know that we care about and will always prioritize the safety of our students. The individual was escorted off of campus immediately and has not returned since. It is also important to know that the individual is no longer an employee of Hemet Unified. 


In situations that pose a danger to students, our primary concern will always be to eliminate the immediate threat and contact law enforcement. This can include serious allegations against an employee and confrontations near students, occurring during the school day which may have the potential to escalate.


In the incident that occurred on September 11, our staff removed the individual from the campus and asked the concerned citizen to work with law enforcement to aid in their investigation. 


We are grateful for our staff who worked quickly to remove the individual while maintaining a secured campus, and acting with very limited information at a moment’s notice. We are also appreciative of Hemet PD for their continued investigative work within the law to bring justice and peace to our community as it relates to this incident. 


Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we are very grateful for a community that cares so much about our students. In caring for our students, we ask that our community always report safety issues and concerns in a way that does not add additional risk to student safety. There is an active investigation related to this issue and anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact Investigative Corporal Wood at (951) 765-2497. You can also provide anonymous information through the Hemet Police Department’s App available for free in the Apple App Store and iOS devices and Google Play for Android users.