Good Afternoon, 

On the morning of Friday, September 22, the administration at the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School was notified by a student of a potential weapon at school because a student had shown the potential weapon to other students.

The District immediately investigated with the assistance of the Albany County Sheriff’s Office. A student was discovered to be in possession of an airsoft pistol (which shoots plastic BBs in a clip) and a box cutter. 

The High School Crisis Response Team (CRT) met to discuss the incident and how to support students and staff. The school has addressed this issue through the student code of conduct and law enforcement will continue any further investigation. 

We take any and all situations very seriously here at RCS as the safety of our students and staff is paramount to ensuring a successful learning environment. We ask that families take a moment to remind students that threats have no place in school or the community. The legal repercussions are extremely serious and the situation will not be taken lightly. Further, it is also a good time to remind students that if they see or hear something, it is imperative that they say something. 

The district is thankful the matter was reported immediately and that its law enforcement partners were able to investigate thoroughly and quickly. 

Anyone with additional questions or concerns can contact RCS High School Principal Ryan Funck at  or 518-756-5200 ext. 2003.