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Niskayuna CSD To Host Second Public Safety Forum

More public dialogue will be held after two threats were discovered at the Niskayuna Central School District in Schenectady County in one week.

A note threatening violence discovered Monday at Niskayuna High School led to an hours-long lockdown. No guns, ammunition, or explosives were discovered.

Another note was found Wednesday and a “shelter-in-place” was initiated at the Van Antwerp Middle School. Classes were resumed after a check by police.

In October, a 17-year-old Niskayuna High School student was charged with making a terroristic threat after allegedly calling for “an attack” at the school on social media.

A Wednesday night public forum drew concerned parents and students.

School officials announced Friday that another forum for community members will be held Monday, November 19th. A students-only forum has been scheduled for Thursday, November 15th.

The Niskayuna Board of Education will hold its next meeting on Tuesday.

Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.
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