- Posted December 9, 2013 by
Greene, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Man in swat clothing enters school...school administrators respond 6 days later
He walked through the halls to the pool entrance and into the pool spectator area where a swim meet was taking place. It is evident on the video tape (that was shown to some staff and not others) that people were aware of his presence and did not respond appropriately. It is said that a parent confronted the person and he, the intruder, did not run away...but did walk away and left the building.
The police were not called that evening. There was no sweep of the building before students and staff entered the high school on Thursday morning, December 5.
It was Friday afternoon, Dec 6, that the middle school and high school staff were made aware of the incident and were shown the video.
A letter was sent out Monday December 9, 2013. 5 days after the incident to parents and guardians of students in the Greene Central School District, explaining the incident and actions initiated within the district. The letter was signed by Jonathan R Retz, Superintendent of Schools.
Teachers in the primary and intermediate schools, located on a different campus but in the same village, were not informed of the incident before handing the letters out to their students to take home.
There are staff members who have viewed the video that claim it was more detailed and disturbing than the letter conveys of this incident. Questions were not answered.
There is however a faculty meeting tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday December 10, 6 days after the incident.
One must wonder what Greene Central School administrators are thinking. Do they think what happened in Newtown could never happen in Greene NY?