Nov. 8 statement regarding the High School

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Minisink Valley school community:

Today, Nov. 8, the district was made aware of two students and their inappropriate comments regarding guns and gun violence. The students were located, brought to the high school administrative offices and an investigation immediately began. We also immediately reported their comments to our law enforcement partners, who responded swiftly to our campus and began their own investigation.  Both the district and our law enforcement partners have determined there was no credibility to their comments.

The reporting of these comments is exactly what we want everyone in our school community to do and what we consistently remind everyone in the district to do. If you see or hear something, say something to school officials.

We share this information in the interest of transparency, particularly given our current societal climate. We ask that everyone take today’s incident and use it as a teachable moment to remind their children about the negative consequences of talking about particular subject matters in a public setting. 

Thank you for your continued partnership in helping us to maintain a safe school environment for everyone.