Nov. 29 letter to the community: violent threat

The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department, in conjunction with Schuylerville Central School District administration, has investigated threats made by a Schuylerville High School student during an after-school athletic practice on Monday, Nov. 28. The student threatened violence to others, as well as self-harm. School administrators immediately informed the district’s School Resource Officer Zach Warriner who began the investigation. The student has subsequently been prohibited from campus and will be charged with making a threat of mass harm and referred to Family Court for further action. A superintendent’s hearing will also occur.

To repeat what we have emphasized in the past: the district has a zero tolerance policy for threatening behavior of any kind, whether it be in the form of words or actions. That zero tolerance will apply to this specific case as well. Any student who jeopardizes the safety of others will be held to the highest standard of repercussion. We cannot underscore enough, the safety of our students and staff will always remain the district’s top priority.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out.

Gregg Barthelmas

James Ducharme
Schuylerville High School Principal

Nate Kocak
Schuylerville High School Assistant Principal