Dear Parents and Guardians:
The safety and well-being of every child at our school remains our highest priority. To this end, we are sending you this notice pertaining to the safety of our students. On Thursday, March 31, 2022, at approximately 9:15 am our school executed a building evacuation. Students from all schools were able to re-enter the building at approximately 9:30 am.
The incident became necessary after an unknown female adult entered the building and pulled one of the fire alarm stations. Our Building Response Team was activated immediately and its members were employed to address the situation. NYPD responded accordingly and apprehended the unknown female. Our staff and students followed the appropriate safety protocols and the situation was addressed without further incident. More importantly, our emergency protocols were effective and helped ensure the safety all our students, staff and visitors during this incident.
All schedules will resume as normal on Friday. Should your child require additional support relating to this incident, Guidance Counselors and support staff are available to assist students as needed. We assure you that every precaution was taken and will continue to be taken to ensure the safety of our students and staff. It is to prepare for situations such as these that we conduct the required safety drills and related classroom lessons.