Tuesday, March 26, 2024

What Happened at HCSD in the Past 24 Hours

A Facebook post from the Hudson Police Department this morning promised a press release later today.  

Gossips has now received that press release, and it follows:
On Monday, March 25, 2024, at approximately 9:39 p.m., the Hudson Police Department received information regarding a school threat involving a firearm. The New York State Police Intelligence unit contacted the Hudson Police Department to report the possible threat to the school community. Police authorities and the FBI received information from Snapchat reporting a subject depicted in a photo brandishing what appeared to be a handgun. The photograph included text stating, “He said he was going to shoot up the school.” This information was relayed to the HPD Detectives Division, who immediately responded to investigate this sensitive report. 
Responding promptly to the gravity of the situation, the Hudson City School District was informed to ensure the safety of students. The origin of the Snapchat message was located within the City of Hudson. A person of interest was quickly located and detained by the Hudson Police Department. The subject, a 19-year-old male (non-student), was interviewed by detectives at HPD, and the replica Glock pellet handgun was recovered. The subject admitted to taking the photo of himself with the replica handgun but denied making any threats toward the school. The subject was transported by police to Columbia Memorial Hospital for a mental health evaluation. 
Chief Mishanda Franklin of the Hudson Police Department issued the following statement:
"We are deeply concerned by the recent threat involving violence toward the Hudson City School District. The safety and well-being of our students and staff remain our utmost priority. We commend the swift actions of the Hudson Police Department, New York State Police (Intelligence), FBI, and the cooperation of the Hudson City School District in responding to this incident. Our collective efforts have resulted in the swift detention of the individual involved.”
This is the second reported threat involving violence to the Hudson City School District during the month of March. The Hudson City Police Department encourages anyone with additional information related to this incident or similar incidents to contact the Detective Division at (518) 828-3388.

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