Valhalla parents demand answer on school safetyPosted: Updated:
Parents questioned the district’s response to an apparent social media threat during a school board meeting Tuesday at Valhalla Middle-High School.
Earlier this week, a 16-year-old female student was arrested for allegedly sending a Snapchat post of the school with an animated bomb going off.
George Griffin, a parent of two kids in the district, says he was not notified about the incident right away.
"An email went out to the parents roughly about three and a half hours after that," he says.
He says he believes school officials should have told parents sooner.
Dr. Karen Geelan, superintendent of the school district, says the district learned from the events on Monday. She says there are changes being made, including improving communication.
"What we will be doing different in the future is sending out a text message just letting people know to check their email, that there is an important letter there from the superintendent," she said.
The superintendent says the school board will be setting a date for a public meeting to discuss safety concerns.
The accused girl is facing felony charges for allegedly falsely reporting an incident and is due back in court Thursday.