Dear Guilderland CSD Families,
The Guilderland Central School District is aware of a troubling social media post that has been widely shared throughout the country. This post refers to a non-specific threat to school safety on Friday, Dec. 17; it did not originate in GCSD and is not directed towards GCSD.
Despite the general nature of the threat, we take such matters very seriously. The district has been in contact with local law enforcement regarding the post. We anticipate an increased police presence at and around our buildings tomorrow as a precaution. We have also notified all staff members of the situation.
For your part, I ask families to be vigilant. Should you receive any information about this, or any other perceived threat, please alert school officials immediately. In addition, I ask that you monitor your children’s social media activity and speak with them about the critical importance of appropriate online behavior. This situation serves as an example of how these types of social media posts can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety for students, families and staff.
Thank you for your continued support as we work to provide all GCSD students a safe and secure learning environment.
Marie Wiles, Ph.D.