A message from Superintendent Susan Swartz

This is a message from Superintendent Susan Swartz:

I wanted to talk to you today about the incident this morning that has caused some students and parents to be upset and scared about coming to school. Social media posts were passed around today among our students that threatened violence during the scheduled walk outs at the high school and middle school. The investigation conducted by the administration and the police has not linked the post to any Scotia- Glenville student or our schools. We will continue to investigation the situation as any additional information becomes known.

We reacted by notifying the Glenville and Scotia police departments. They were on site much of the morning to reassure parents and students. We work very closely with the police departments when any issue arises. Students who asked to leave were allowed to do so once their parent showed up at the school.

Please be assured that we, as a school district, continue to be very concerned about your child’s safety as well as the safety of our staff and others in our buildings. We encourage students to talk to their parents and to talk to our social workers, guidance counselors and others who can reassure them that Scotia-Glenville is a safe place. We will continue to work hard to keep our schools safe today and every day.