Student Detained for Uttering Threats inside Newfane HS

Principal issued letter Friday morning

Tom Puckett
February 23, 2018 - 5:23 pm

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Newfane, NY (WBEN) Newfane High School administrators say a student has been detained after another student overheard threats made inside the school Friday morning.

In a letter to parents, the administration says the student who allegedly made the comments was immediately removed from the hallway and detained in the office for questioning. Niagara County Sheriff's deputies are also investigating the matter, including visiting the student's home.

The student that made the threat is currently not in school, says the district, and the incident is not connected to any prior incidents.

Here is the full letter to parents:

I am writing to provide you with some information regarding an incident this morning that involved a student threatening harm to Newfane High School.

A student made threats while in the hallway this morning. A student who overheard the conversation reported it to school officials. The student who allegedly made the comments was immediately removed from the hallway and detained in the office for questioning. Niagara County investigators were also notified and the student’s guardian was contacted immediately. The police visited the student's home as part of their investigation. The student that made the threat is currently not in school. This incident is not connected to any prior incidents.

The safety of our students and staff is paramount. It is important that both you and your children know that all threats are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. We have safety protocols in place and work very closely with the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department. For students, reporting suspicious activities or disturbing information to a trusted adult is essential. We regularly emphasize this when talking with your children and are so grateful for the actions of the student who stepped forward in this instance.

Your support is appreciated and I thank you for your continued partnership. If you have any questions, or have concerns regarding your child, please do not hesitate to call my office at 778-6550.

Dan Bedette Principal High School

 

 

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