Communicating after an Incident

Parents, staff, and students may have many questions and concerns regarding prescription drug incidents at school.

Clear communication about a prescription drug incident in your school can help:

  • Alleviate fears.
  • Dispel rumors.
  • Minimize disruptions to students’ education.

Local media may also become involved depending on the type and severity of the incident. School administrators are the link between the media and district personnel who must focus on managing the incident. Therefore, they should be prepared to collect and provide appropriate information to the media.