A Letter from Interim Superintendent Davis Regarding School Threats

     Published on 9/28/22   Tagged under:    District News   

September 28, 2022

Dear Syracuse City School District Parents and Families,

This week, there have been anonymous threats of violence made against several of our schools that the Syracuse Police Department is investigating. These threats were made by text and posted on social media or called directly into the school. Each threat has been determined to be “empty” after being investigated by the Syracuse Police Department.

Other school districts in Onondaga County also received similar threats.  We take any type of threat very seriously and immediately involve the Syracuse Police Department.

Safety and security are very important in the SCSD. Threats made against our schools could result in court appearances and/or monetary fines. Further, these actions are violations of the SCSD Code of Conduct, Character, and Support. Any student found to be making such threats can be charged with a Level 3 or Level 4 violation, which may result in a short-term or long-term suspension from school.

Ultimately, any threat to our schools impacts attendance, instruction, and resources. We are asking our families to partner with us in stopping these types of behaviors. Our students deserve to be in a safe environment focused on education!

In order to keep everyone informed we will continue to communicate with you through robocalls, sending letters home and by posting information on our website. We are off to a great start, and we all want this year to be a successful academic year for all of our students.

Thank you for your understanding and partnership as we work to keep our students safe.

Sincerely,
 
Anthony Q. Davis
Interim Superintendent of Schools