Monday, October 13, 2014

Troy: Recent School Threats Unfounded; All's Well

Last week, police found a written school threat to be unfounded and Troy's district buildings secured.

Back on Oct. 7, a threatening message was found written on a girls’ bathroom wall at the Troy Middle School. Police were called, and both the middle school and Troy High School were evacuated at 4 p.m.

Both schools were searched by Troy Police Dept. then and again in the early morning of Oct. 8 before students or staff were allowed to enter either building. No evidence of any issues was found.

Although Troy police ultimately declared the threat of minimal concern, Troy Enlarged City School District (TECSD) administration followed proper protocol to investigate even a minor threat to the safety of its school community. The district said it takes utmost precautions to protect students and staff.

School is in session as usual, and all events will be held as scheduled.

In a press statement, the district said, "We appreciate the support and quick response of the Troy Police Dept. to ensure that everyone at TECSD is safe."

Jennie Grey

--Please note my new contact information below--

Education reporter
The Saratogian and The Record newspapers
20 Lake Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Office: 518-290-3898
Work cell: 518-222-2109

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