Hudson Valley Schools Placed on Lockdown After Threatening video
A number of Hudson Valley schools were placed on lockdown after a threatening video surfaced.
On Wednesday morning, students at the Robert J. Kaiser Middle School in Monticello approached the administrative team with a video clip of a community member making verbal threats against the school district, according to the school district.
The administrative team immediately placed the middle school and the connected high school on lockdown and notified the Monticello Police Department.
After reviewing the video, the administrative team then extended the lockout to all Monticello schools out of an abundance of caution, officials say.
Because of the timing of the lockout, buses which were heading to Monticello elementary schools were diverted to an off-site area.
“Student safety is always our number one priority,” Monticello Superintendent of Schools Tammy Mangus said. “We are fortunate to have had the help and support of the MPD, our internal staff and the staff at the off-site location who helped navigate us through this incident with professionalism and care.”
A few hours later Monticello police told the district that it could lift the lockout. At that time, the buses returned to the schools and parents were allowed to drop their children off at their schools.
As of this writing, police have yet to release details into their investigation or announce any arrests.
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