An incident at Taconic Hills last week has prompted district officials to step up security measures this week. Message below from the school's website:
- Taconic Hills received a report of a threat to students this past week. The district immediately opened an investigation into the incident, including counselors meeting with the student, interviewing fellow students, and notifying law enforcement.
- The issue remains under investigation by police, and counselors and administrators are continuing to meet with the student and the family to get additional information. As a precaution, the district is implementing additional security measures at Taconic Hills next week.
- We will update you with more information as it becomes available.
- The school would like to thank the students and parents for bringing the information they had to the appropriate school personnel. If you are concerned about an incident, please contact a school resource and/or law enforcement. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for all students and staff at Taconic Hills.
Statement from Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett
TACONIC HILLS SCHOOL INCIDENT
I have received several calls from people in the Taconic Hills School District in reference to a possible threat to the school. Last week, there was an incident that we looked into. At no time was there ever a threat to the school verified.
Rest assured the safety of the staff, students and visitors to the school is our number one priority. Tomorrow we will have extra deputy sheriffs at the school for that reason. Again, I need to stress this incident was investigated and there is no threat.