Update 3:45 p.m.:
Dear RCS Families,
We are writing to provide an update from earlier (see below). The Albany County Sheriff’s Office determined that there was no viable threat found against any RCS students or staff. The school will address this issue through the student code of conduct.
The district takes any and all threats very seriously. We are grateful this matter was reported so an investigation could be done immediately, and we are thankful for the ongoing assistance from the Albany County Sheriff's Office.
Please also take a moment to reinforce with your students our expectation that our schools remain safe from threats of any kind or intimidation. Safety for our students and staff 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
Update 3:23 p.m.: The hold-in-place and lock-outs have now been lifted, and Elementary students will be dismissed; however there may be some slight transportation delays. An update will be emailed to all families shortly.
Dear RCS Families,
This afternoon, the RCS Central School District was made aware of a non-specific threat made by a student who lives in the RCS community. This threat did not include a specific location or target, but RCS takes all threats seriously. The Albany County sheriff's office is currently investigating.
At this time, all of our schools are either in lock-out or a hold-in-place with all students inside the school buildings. Families will be provided an update as soon as possible. Until these are lifted, we cannot dismiss any students from our buildings.