UPDATE: Port Byron Central School District Superintendent Neil O’Brien appeared on Friday’s Finger Lakes Morning News. He said he didn’t learn about the arrest by State Police of a 12-year old middle school student for making terroristic threats until late Friday.
O’Brien admitted the district made mistakes communicating with parents following the incident and the arrest.
He added that parents need to be aware their children have tremendous power with social media.
The Port Byron Central School District says it will improve how it communicates with parents in a crisis. An email sent to parents by Superintendent Neil O’Brien on Wednesday admits the district made mistakes communicating with parents following the recent arrest of a 12-year old middle school student for making terroristic threats.
On Monday, Emily Laframboise led a rally of frustrated parents concerned about a lack of communication from school officials following last week’s incident.
O’Brien expanded on the details of the incident and the district’s response in the letter, which is posted on the school district’s website.