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Superintendent Memo (Sept. 17): School Safety & Recent Social Media Posts

September 17, 2021

The following message from Lansingburgh Superintendent, Dr. Abitabile, was sent to all district families on Friday, September 17 at 5:40 AM before the start of the school day. 

Good morning Lansingburgh School Community,

Several of you have contacted me with concerns about posts that were shared on social media last night about the threat of violence occurring today in or around our schools.  We take these threats seriously and have spent the better part of last night investigating these allegations. 

By working with the Troy Police Department and our leadership team, we have gotten to the source of these allegations and determined that they are unfounded and not credible.   

As a safety precaution, the Troy PD will have a heavy presence around our schools throughout the day, starting with student arrival this morning.

We will continue to monitor this situation throughout the day and contact all of you again if anything changes. 

Additionally, I believe that we should realize a drastic improvement in the efficiency of our bus transportation.

Antonio Abitabile

LCSD Superintendent of Schools