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Good Afternoon, 

On the afternoon of Thursday, October 7,  administration at the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Middle School were notified of a threat made by a student.

The District investigated with the assistance of the Albany County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police. The Middle 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 threats 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 me. Thank you. 

Denise Capece

RCS Middle School Principal
518-756-5200 ext. 3000