On June 10, Fayetteville-Manlius School District Superintendent Craig J. Tice sent the following message via SchoolMessenger to F-M families.
Dear F-M families,
For your information, the Eagle Hill Middle School principal received a nondescript email threat late Thursday, June 9, referencing the recent school shooting tragedy in Uvalde. Other than being sent to the principal’s school email address, there were no distinguishing features that mentioned her by name, the school district, the school building by name or a specific date.
While this was a generic threat with no mention of our district or its individual schools, we are taking it seriously. School officials have collaborated with the Town of Manlius Police Department and our school district instructional technology department to assist law enforcement as they investigate. The Manlius Police Department (with the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigation) will lead any further investigation. Because it is an active police investigation, I am unable to forward or share any specific details related to the email correspondence.
There was and will continue to be an additional police presence at Eagle Hill today. Staff members at all schools have been informed of the email threat, and as always, we are encouraging everyone if they see or hear something concerning, to say something, whether it is to a trusted adult or an administrator. Our Let’s Talk Anonymous Tips feature is always available as another option for sharing information.
We are all on heightened alert given the recent acts of violence across our country, and I know that many parents are feeling a sense of anxiety as they send their children to school. Please know that keeping our schools safe is a priority across the F-M district, and we must all continue to work together to provide a safe teaching and learning environment for the entire F-M community.
Thank you for your attention in this matter.
Craig J. Tice, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools