Parent Letter: Online Threat

Dear Ticonderoga Families:

 

On Thursday morning, December 6, 2018, it was brought to our attention that a threatening picture was made on the image-messaging app, Snapchat, by an unknown person to one of our High School students.  In response, we immediately contacted law enforcement to investigate the threat.  At this time, we believe that our students were not involved in disseminating the image, only receiving the image from an unknown source and/or person.

The situation continues to be investigated by school authorities and law enforcement.  Threats against schools are treated very seriously, and students/people who are determined to have made such threats face consequences through our school’s Code of Conduct, as well as potential legal consequences.

We applaud the students who came forward to report the situation.  This is an opportune time to discuss this situation with your children and emphasize that there are severe consequences of such actions, even if the threat is made in jest.  It should also be discussed with your children that they should refrain from accepting friend requests on social media from people they do not know. Please remind your children about the importance of reporting any suspicious or potentially threatening activity to an adult as soon as possible.

Please know that the safety of our students and staff is one of our primary concerns and any threats of violence, even if deemed not credible, are taken very seriously. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the district office at 518-585-7400 x1135.

Sincerely,

 

John C. McDonald, Jr., Ed. D.

Superintendent of Schools





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