School officials have provided an update on a group of men who tried to enter a Westchester County high school before being denied admission.
This update concerns an incident on Friday, January 20, when five unidentified men attempted to break into Eastchester High School but were turned away by security.
In a statement sent to parents on Tuesday, January 24, Eastchester Union Free School District superintendent Ronald Valenti said five high school students from Fairfield County, all from Greenwich High School, said: said to have been identified as a student.
One of our students attended Eastchester Middle School in 2019-2020 and said he would like to meet an old friend from high school.
Greenwich High School officials were later informed of the incident and spoke with five students. They are also considering disciplinary action, he said, Valenti.
Police are also contacting the families of each student.
Valenti said the incident demonstrated the effectiveness of the school’s safety measures and that these efforts should continue.
“First and foremost, our safety protocols of single entrance to each school, Eastchester students wearing ID cards at school, and having security guards on each campus are working and will continue. need to do it.
He added that the school district is considering adding signs to school grounds to let future trespassers know of possible prosecution.
“We at the Eastchester Union Free School District would like to thank our security team and the officers of the Eastchester Police Department for their dexterous handling of the situation and their continued efforts to keep our campus safe,” said Valente. Yi said.
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