Silver Creek ups police presence after harassment

SILVER CREEK — After the Silver Creek Central School District was the target of harassment online from a former employee, Superintendent Dr. Katie Ralston issued a statement on the District Facebook page to the community and families of the District.

In the statement, Ralston said, “Over the weekend, the District became aware of concerning social media posts made by a former employee. The vulgarity and threatening nature of the posts, along with his public appearance in the town square on Sunday afternoon, have caused great concern for many of our families, staff, and community members. The District was advised that he told law enforcement that the ‘Plan B’ referenced several times in his posts is ‘legal action.'”

Ralston also noted the District has worked with attorneys and multiple law enforcement agencies after the posts were brought to the District’s attention.

“As always, our number one priority is the safety of each and every student, employee, and family. We are confident in the guidance and support we have from our partners in law enforcement.”

The District has welcomed an increased police presence on and around campus due to the threatening posts.

“We extend our gratitude to law enforcement officers and agencies who take these matters seriously and have been in constant communication with us to ensure the safety of everyone. We also appreciate the many messages, calls, and emails we have received from supportive and concerned community members,” Ralston said.


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