ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Victor Central School District continues to monitor a situation involving social media comments made by a former student who crashed his car near the school this week.
The former student drove his car into a hill on High Street near the school district Wednesday, Victor school officials announced in a notice to families. He was taken to a local hospital and is still in custody at the hospital. Before and after the incident, the district said the male posted concerning comments on social media in regard to his health and safety. No threats were made against the district.
The school district is currently working with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office and says will maintain a higher level of security on campus, as long as law enforcement deems necessary.
Superintendent Tim Terranova’s letter to parents
I know it has been an extremely stressful week for everyone. On Wednesday, I said I would update the community regarding the incident that occurred earlier in the week as part of my weekly message. We continue to have the same security protocols and staffing as yesterday, which includes multiple School Resource Officers present in our buildings along with increased security and police presence on campus. They will have a major presence throughout the day, including arrival and dismissal. We will also have an increased security presence at afterschool and evening activities.
We are also aware of an extremely concerning post on social media from the individual involved in the incident. The post was from Wednesday, and we immediately shared it with law enforcement on Wednesday. I mentioned this in my last update when I said that he made concerning posts before and after the incident.
We continue to have close communication with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. In addition, school personnel have been meeting to process information we receive about the situation and continue to share the information with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. I am thankful for the leadership of our staff throughout this ongoing process.
The confinement of this individual by law enforcement is temporary. The Sheriff’s Office is closely monitoring the individual and has no indication of any threats toward the school district. We are taking direction from the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office regarding specific communication related to the individual’s situation.
As a precautionary measure, we will maintain higher levels of security on campus as long as law enforcement deems it necessary. If we hear of any concerning information, we will immediately report it to law enforcement and take additional steps. We will then work collaboratively with law enforcement to communicate information to the public.
I feel strongly that our emergency procedures, collaboration with the county, and close communication with law enforcement makes this an extremely safe place for students and staff. Please let me know if you have further questions.
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