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Statement regarding high school courtyard incident on Sept. 17

September 18, 2018

Around 12:30 p.m., several students in an outdoor courtyard got into a verbal argument. The exchange became heated and one of the students threatened to harm another with a Chromebook.

The district’s school resource officer, who was on scene, helped defuse the situation. At this time, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the student. School building staff were notified and school counselors were available to speak with any student who was upset. Counselors will also be available going forward for any student who needs additional support.

“We cannot reiterate the importance of ensuring safety and mental wellness for all of our students,” said Superintendent of Schools Kristine Orr. “We take these incidents seriously and we will continue to work to make our district a place where students feel safe and supported. We are working to provide students with the help and tools they need to work through natural conflict in a healthy manner.”

All students are held to standards outlined in the district’s code of conduct, including disciplinary procedures. Students are also expected to follow the high school handbook.

Further questions about the incident can be directed to the Saratoga County Sheriff.

Category: District News, Harrison Ave News, SGFalls HS News