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Social Media Concern

Dear Members of the BCSD School Community, 

We wanted to provide a brief update on the concerning messages being posted to social media and clarify any confusion caused by our first message. In an effort to not be alarming, I was not clear enough in sending you specific information about this situation. Please read this local news coverage of the story for more information and all of the details we are aware of. Students are being encouraged to discuss this with you or an adult at school should they be concerned.  

Again, we have not seen this posted by Brighton students and have no direct connection to this issue. That said, we are sure our students have seen it posted elsewhere and that they may be concerned.  

These posts are upsetting, even when they do not involve our students. We wanted to make sure that you are you aware of them. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and the Brighton Police Department are also aware of the posts and we continue to partner with them regarding school safety matters.  

Thank you

Kevin

Kevin McGowan, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools 

 

Original Message

Social Media Concern

Dear Members of the BCSD School Community,

We are writing today to briefly address an emerging story that has been reported by the local media.

Students outside of our area have been posting a threatening message or concerning versions of an original threat on Snapchat. The post actually originated outside of New York state.

We have not seen this posted by Brighton students and have no direct connection to this issue. That said, we are sure our students have seen it posted elsewhere and that they may be concerned. Students are being encouraged to discuss this with you or an adult at school should they be concerned.

These posts are upsetting, even when they do not involve our students. We wanted to make sure that you are you aware of them. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and the Brighton Police Department are also aware of the posts and we continue to partner with them regarding school safety matters.

The MCSO released the following statement:

“The Monroe County Sheriff's Office has been made aware of the situation. MCSO has communicated with the law enforcement agencies in the jurisdictions at hand, located outside of Monroe County. As always, if you see something, say something and call 911.”

If you or your student have particular concerns, please reach out to your child’s teacher, counselor or principal.

Thank you for your support and for all that you do to discuss appropriate use of social media with your children.  

Kevin

Kevin McGowan, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools