RCSD Community Members,
The school became aware of a non-specific threat written on a Van Rensselaer Elementary School bathroom wall this week. We investigated the incident in partnership with the Rensselaer Police Department. The threat assessment process included reviewing camera footage, interviewing students, and comparing writing samples. After a completed process, this threat is classified as not credible.
In an abundance of caution, we are proactively notifying the community. In partnership with the police department, School Resource Officer Sammon will assist our maintenance department in a building check. We will temporarily increase police presence on campus to ensure the highest level of confidence in our safety.
The school district is fortunate to have a strong partnership with the police department that will always go above and beyond for the safety of our students.