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Dear Parents/Guardians: June 11, 2019


June 11, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

This morning, there was an incident involving a student who posted an inappropriate message on a social media site stating that “if the Raptors do not win the championship, I am going to bring a gun to school.” Another student saw the message and brought the matter to the attention of school staff this morning.

 

In accordance with our protocols, the district initiated our emergency response plan and contacted law enforcement. Law enforcement investigated the issue and law enforcement has determined that there is no credible threat to school safety. As the district is required to preserve confidentiality with regard to student matters, the district is prohibited from releasing any other information.

 

Please know that the safety and security of our students is our number one priority. Thank you to our students for bringing this matter to our attention and we share this information as a reminder that if you “see something, say something”. We also would like to remind our students that it is not appropriate to joke about matters pertaining to public safety and that any threat to the safety of our students will be referred to law enforcement, investigated promptly, and treated in a serious manner.

 

Notifications such as these can be very unsettling for students and parents. Our goal in informing you of such incidents is to be transparent, proactive, and communicate with our stakeholders regarding school safety matters. If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact me at 315-677-9728 (office), 315-529-9550 (cell), or jbelfield@lafayetteschools.org .

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Jeremy Belfield

Superintendent of Schools

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Jeremy Belfield
Superintendent


5955 Route 20 West
LaFayette, NY 13084
Phone: 315-677-9728
315-677-3372 FAX

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