The case of an online predator targeting local schoolchildren for blackmail has now reached Wayne County.
Wayne Central School District Superintendent Mathis Calvin has released a statement, saying several students have been victimized by the predator, who creates fraudulent social media accounts to obtain personal information, then threatens students in order to receive more pictures or money.
This adds to similar incidents reported in Yates County and in Canandaigua earlier this week.
Below are links to only a few, of the many, resources available from Common Sense Education and other online platforms:
If you have questions about how to have these conversations with your child, please contact your child’s counselor. If you believe your child has been targeted by this online predator please call our district safety hotline at 585-687-8477. After school hours, contact your local police department.