Important Message School Community #1: 6.20.22


Important Message School Community #1: 6.20.22

June 20, 2022

Dear Warwick Valley CSD Community, 

Earlier today, the District was made aware of a threat allegedly made by a middle school student.  This threat was promptly reported to the Warwick Police Department and the Warwick Police Department is actively investigating the matter.  There are possible charges pending in connection with this threat.  The threat included the following electronic message: “Ima shoot up the school on Tuesday, watch out (teacher’s name).”  The Warwick Police Department has determined the threat not to be credible and has indicated they found no weapons in the suspect’s home.  The District will continue cooperating fully with the Warwick Police Department in this investigation. In addition to the Police Department’s actions, the student involved will receive appropriate disciplinary consequences in accordance with the District’s Code of Conduct.

Schools will reopen for students and staff on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Out of an abundance of caution, in addition to the police officers assigned to each building, students and staff should anticipate additional police presence in the District. If you feel that your child needs special assistance, our administration and counseling staff will be available to provide support and service. Please reach out to your school’s principal to connect to the support team as needed.

The District is committed to preventing acts and/or threats of violence in schools, on school property, and during school-sponsored activities. Threats of violence against students, school staff, or school property will not be tolerated, regardless of whether they are made on school property or during school hours. While recognizing an individual’s constitutional rights, including applicable due process rights, the District will not tolerate acts or threats of violence that endanger the safety and well-being of staff, students, visitors, or the school environment.

Faculty and staff will continue to remind students of the Code of Conduct and appropriate online behavior. As always, your continued partnership is appreciated and valued.

I appreciate your cooperation and continued support.


Dr. David Leach
Warwick Valley Central School District


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