At approximately 11:30 this morning, Thursday, Dec. 1, the Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District implemented a shelter-in-place at the high school due to a low-level threat that was reported to the main office.
The threat was deemed by district officials to be low-level accordance with our safety assessment procedures, and we notified law enforcement and asked them to assess the situation.
Classes resumed at our high school at 1:55 p.m. and students will follow their regular schedules.
We appreciate everyone’s flexibility and professionalism as we took prudent steps to ensure the safety and security of our school community.
It is a Class E felony for anyone to issue a false bomb threat directed toward a school in New York State. We will continue to work with local law enforcement to investigate the threatening messages and to hold those responsible to the fullest extent of the law.
The safety and security of our students, staff, and visitors is always our highest concern. This morning, we demonstrated our commitment to everyone’s safety and security by implementing our shelter plan until we could ensure the safety of our high school campus.
Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s principal or our superintendent’s office if you have questions or concerns regarding this incident.