As you know, our school district
experienced another "swatting" incident yesterday.
You may have noticed though, that yesterday's
incident was significantly less disruptive than
those in the past. The reason for this is that at
the time we received the call, members of the
Holmdel Police Department were already on site.
As such, the department was able to respond more
effectively to determine that our students and
staff were not in any danger. This allowed our
schools to return to normal operations more
quickly than with previous incidents.
As a result, the Police recommended that we
place an officer in each of our facilities, so that
the police can respond to these calls as
efficiently as possible. This will take effect
as soon as the Holmdel Police Department can provide
the personnel to do so.
It is important for the community to not
misunderstand the motivation for this recommendation
nor conclude that we believe our students and staff
are in any danger. It is simply so that we may
continue to respond to any further swatting incidents
in the manner that yesterday's situation allowed.