A Message Regarding a Recent Threat

Posted by Mrs. Andrea L. Galenski on 3/27/2018

Dear Families of Cheektowaga-Sloan Students,
Please know that any and all threats that we receive both in school and on social media are taken very seriously as the safety of all students and staff is our number one priority.  Last evening, the Cheektowaga Police notified the District that they were investigating a social media threat.  The Police took the lead and immediately investigated the situation.  This went on through the evening.  It has been confirmed that the threat was not credible, there was never any danger to our schools, and they confirmed that all students and staff are safe.  As with all incidents such as this, the police are handling the student involved very seriously and with strong consequences.  I requested additional police presence at JFK MS and HS this morning and at this time, multiple detectives and police are on school grounds.  This is to ensure the safety of all and to further investigate any additional social media posts that are made regarding this situation.  Once we had factual information from the Police, we sent out robocalls to all MS and HS families early this morning informing parents that all students are safe.  We work tirelessly every day to educate our students about the dangers of social media especially when posts are made that are threatening in nature.  We will not tolerate threats from any students in our District and we will take very serious steps to ensure that students are held to the highest level of accountability should they make any threats to fellow students, staff or any of our schools.
Thank you for your attention to this important message.
Mrs. Galenski, Superintendent of Schools