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Morris Central School

Morris Sophomore Under Supervision

Morris Sophomore

Under Supervision

MORRIS – The Morris sophomore who allegedly made threats yesterday afternoon to shoot students at the school has been taken to a crisis center, according to Trooper Nathan Riegal, public information officer for the state police.

The 16-year-old student was transported to a crisis center under the Mental Health Law 9.41, which states that “… Any police officer…may take into custody any person who appears to be mentally ill and is conducting himself or herself in a manner which is likely to result in serious harm to the person or others. ”

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.

‘Murder For Dummies’ Staged Tonight, Saturday In Morris

‘Murder For Dummies’ Staged

Tonight, Saturday In Morris

Beginning at 7 this evening in the high school auditorium, the Morris Central School Drama Club, Awkward Silence, will be presenting “Murder for Dummies,” by Pat Cook.  A second performance will be at 7 p.m. Saturday.  Admission is $8.  The show is appropriate for all ages.  The cast includes, from left, Montana Tyler, Jenn Colburn, Bryan French, Jeanne DiMaggio and Deirdre Brett.
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