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RCS officials report social media threat made against specific students

Jun 10, 2022 12:30 am

Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Capital Region Independent Media the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk school district June 8, notified parents about a threat allegedly made by a local student on social media. The threat was made against a particular list of students at the high school, District Superintendent Brian Bailey said in a statement on the district’s website. “This threat was shared over social media and included a threat of harm to a specific list of students,” Bailey said. “The Albany County Sheriff’s Office is actively involved, has continued investigating and is taking proper action.” The district did not disclose the nature of the threat or the name of the student accused of making the threat, and the students targeted were not identified. All families involved were contacted by the district, according to Bailey, and the district has taken “appropriate disciplinary action.” Bailey said the sheriff’s office has a consistent presence in all district schools, including school resource officers and regular patrols of the campus and community. “...[A]ll RCS schools have secure entrances, exterior doors are locked, and students and staff perform training and safety drills throughout the year,” he said. Bailey urged students and the community to report any threats or suspicious activity to a trusted adult, administration or law enforcement. Read the full story at TheUpStater [dot] com.