Dear Families and Staff,
This afternoon, Thursday, September 15, students reported to their bus driver that another student on the bus said they had a weapon in their possession. The bus driver immediately pulled over and notified Transportation Dispatch. Our school resource officers and emergency services were also notified.
Police arrived on the scene and investigated. There were no weapons found on or around the school bus. All families of students on the bus have been contacted. The school will address this issue through the student code of conduct.
The district takes any and all threats very seriously, and due to this, there was a large police presence when the bus was pulled over today. We are grateful this matter was reported so an investigation could be done immediately. We are thankful for the ongoing assistance from the Albany County Sheriff's Office, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, and New York State Police.
Please also take a moment to reinforce with your students our expectation that our schools remain safe from threats of any kind or intimidation. Student and staff safety is our number one priority, and we always take all threats very seriously here at RCS. If any student sees or hears anything suspicious, concerning, or questionable, including, but not limited to, any specific threats or suspicious activity, we ask that they immediately report these concerns to a trusted adult, district administration, and/or law enforcement. We will continue to work with local and regional law enforcement to keep our schools safe.
Superintendent of Schools