Social Media and Students’ Safety

Dear Parents,

Nothing is more important than the safety of students and staff. Over the past few days you may have heard of threats made to schools both locally and nationally via social media (i.e., “we are the clowns-we are coming to your school” etc.). If a New York City school received a threat via social media, the NYPD was immediately notified and it was determined that the threats were not credible.

The NYCDOE is monitoring the situation and will continue working closely with the NYPD to ensure the safety and security of all school buildings.

If any threats have been made directly to you or your child, please report them to the NYPD.


Vincent Suraci