Authorities debunked rumors of a potential violent event at Circleville Middle School that circulated on social media last Thursday.
Upon further investigation, the Pine Bush school administrators and Town of Wallkill Police determined no credible threat existed.
Several people used the school district’s SpeakUp application, which allows students, staff and parents to send anonymous tips to alert the district to problems requiring their attention.
“We thank those individuals who understood how important it is to alert authorities when they think bad things might happen,” a joint statement from Pine Bush Superintendent Tim Mains and Wallkill Police Chief Robert Hertman said.
SpeakUp is monitored 24/7, and will alert school officials. If the threat is serious enough, police personnel will post to it. For more information on SpeakUp, visit the district’s homepage at pinebushschools.org.