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An important message from Superintendent Ross: March 6

March 6, 2023

On Monday, March 6, 2023 Green Island UFSD notified the Albany County Sheriff’s Office and Green Island Police Department of an email sent to district administrators containing a non-specific threat. The email was generic and did not mention Heatly or any specific individuals. 

The district School Resource Officer was notified and the Albany County Sheriff’s Office promptly began an investigation. Out of an abundance of caution, Heatly was placed on a lockout and a K-9 canine sweep was conducted of the interior/exterior of the building. Nothing was found or considered suspicious during the search.

Through the course of the investigation, law enforcement agencies were informed there were duplicate threats sent to neighboring districts, as well as nationwide. 

At this point in time, the Albany County Sheriff’s Office and federal agencies deemed the threat not to be credible and there is no immediate danger to the Heatly school community. The incident will continue to be investigated by the FBI. To ensure the safety of all students and staff, local police will increase their presence for the remainder of the school day.

The safety of our students and staff is the utmost priority. We would like to thank the Albany County Sheriff’s Office and the Green Island Police Department for their swift and immediate action. We appreciate the partnership we have with local law enforcement and their work to keep the Heatly school community safe each day. 

Kimberly Ross