Morris Superintendent: Sophomore Threatened To Shoot Classmates


Morris School

Reports Threat

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to

MORRIS – A 10th grade student at Morris Central School is being investigated for allegedly threatening to bring a gun to school and injure classmates.

According to Superintendent Matt Sheldon, the student, who has not been named, made the threats yesterday, and Sheldon investigated the incident when it was reported to him. That evening, parents were notified by email and the all-call automated calling system that it was safe to send their children to school this morning.

“Our number one priority is the safety of our students and staff,” said Sheldon.

The student was not on school grounds this morning, but state police were on the campus, continuing their investigation into the alleged remarks.

And Sheldon said that in the coming days, he will sit down with the Board of Education and the school administration to discuss the school’s response. “Many of the parents told us they felt at ease by the messages they received, but others, who might not be on social media as much, didn’t know everything that was going on and said it made them feel more anxious,” said Sheldon. “We’re going to see what we can do going forward to tailor our response and keep everyone feeling safe.”



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