MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
MAY 25 MESSAGE REGARDING TEXAS SHOOTING
It is with great sorrow that our nation is dealing with another horrific incident – this time a shooting at an elementary school in Uvala, Texas. Our hearts are heavy to learn of the death of 19 students and 2 adults killed in this tragic incident. This is yet again another tragedy while we continue to mourn the victims of the shootings in Buffalo on May 14. CSAT continues to address students’ questions and concerns regarding recent events and work to reinforce that our schools are a safe place. School counselors and social workers are available in each building. Please encourage your child to ask for help if they need it.
We understand the anxiety you may feel as you send your student off to school each day. I want to reiterate once again that the safety of all the people in our buildings is a top priority and remains as such. Our doors remain locked throughout the day, and visitors are screened at main entrances. As always, we remind you of our commitment to supporting one another as we continue to remain CSAT Strong.
MAY 18 FOLLOW UP
The FBI, state and local police departments have investigated the recent social media threat and have deemed it not credible at this time. Classes at our buildings will continue to resume as normal. A reminder that all building doors remain locked throughout the day. Police presence will continue to be increased in and around our buildings.
As a reminder to the entire CSAT community, including parents, students, and faculty, we ask that you please refrain from circulating unverified rumors on social media. If you see a post that causes alarm, you are advised to report the post to the social media platform. If you feel it is a true threat, please alert your local authorities. Thank you for working with us as we focus our attention on healing.
MAY 18 MESSAGE REGARDING SOCIAL MEDIA THREAT
As many of you know, there have been multiple threats of violence circulating on social media since the events on Saturday. CSAT has been made aware of a threat that specifically names our school. We are taking this threat seriously and working closely with local law enforcement as they investigate the threat. Out of an abundance of caution, we will have extra patrols by local law enforcement on site at our buildings this morning and during dismissal. Please know that the safety of our students, faculty and staff is a top priority and remains as such. CSAT will remain strong throughout these trying times and will stand united to ensure healing in WNY is not hindered. Thank you for your vigilance.
MAY 17 MESSAGE FROM MR. LYLE
Since the tragic events of last Saturday, threats of future violence have popped up on social media and the internet. Please note that none of these threats have been directed at CSAT. However, they are causing alarm to our students, staff, families, and the entire city of Buffalo and surrounding communities. Community members posting and resharing information and images may not grasp how easily information on social media can be misconstrued. Please know that potential threats are taken seriously, and our administration works closely with local law enforcement who investigate and determine if threats are credible. If you see information that concerns you regarding threats to members of the public, we encourage you to reach out to your local law enforcement to report it.
CSAT continues to respond to students’ questions and concerns regarding recent events and will work to reinforce that our schools are a safe place. We want to reiterate that our schools work hard each day to ensure the safety of all who attend, work and visit. Our doors remained locked throughout the day, and visitors are screened at main entrances. The safety of our students, faculty and staff is a top priority and will remain as such. We thank you for your vigilance and partnering with us in this endeavor.