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Incident at Liberty High School - Friday, June 6, 2014

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On Friday, June 6 at approximately 8 a.m., a student was stabbed by another student during an altercation. A third student sustained minor lacerations. All students were treated and released at Catskill Regional Medical Center and the assailant was taken into police custody. Injuries sustained by the students are not life threatening.

Liberty High School teachers immediately intervened and their quick action helped prevent further injuries. The Village of Liberty Police Dept. also responded immediately and lockdown procedures within the high school were enacted. All other students and staff were not harmed and school resumed at approximately 9:30 a.m.
Letters were sent home to parents ALL students on Friday, June 6.

View Letters:

LETTER SENT HOME TO PARENTS - K-12 - English (PDF format)
LETTER SENT HOME TO PARENTS - K-12 - Spanish (PDF format)

Other Resources:

District Code of Conduct: The Code of Conduct is a set of rules established and approved by the Board of Education outlining expected behavior of students and public conduct on school property.

Anonymous Alerts: This system allows students, parents and staff members to confidentially report urgent information to school officials directly from an iPhone or iPad, smart phone, tablet or computer. The encrypted information is sent immediately through private messages and images may be attached to the messages.

All reports remain anonymous, though senders have the option to reveal their identity to facilitate a direct, two-way dialogue. Message topics include student bullying, depression, family difficulties, drug and alcohol problems, sexual harassment, guns or other weapons in school or unusual student behavior that may warrant immediate attention by school officials or police.

 DASA Information Page: The Dignity for All Students Act is a series of anti-bullying legislation enacted in 2012.

Resources for Confidential Counseling: A list created by the SC BOCES County-wide Critical Incident Stress Management Team of local organizations and services to turn to in times of crisis.

Click to view SC BOCES "Symptoms of a Stress Reaction"
   Click to view SC BOCES "Coping with Stress During a Critical Incident"

 

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