Community Alerts 17-18

Bhs Threat is a Nationally Circulated Hoax

This evening (Feb. 26, 2018), a number of students and parents have reported to the district an anonymous shooting threat toward "bhs students." The threat was distributed through the mobile messaging app Snapchat by a local student who knew the reference in the threat was made toward a "bhs" that was not Binghamton High School. We take threats very seriously and reported the incident to the Binghamton Police Department. 
The Binghamton Police discovered that an identical post was received in other areas of the country with schools having the same "BHS" initials. The post was originally written by a student attending a high school in New Mexico, who admitted to posting the threat and was arrested. We would like to thank the students and families who reported the incident, so that we were able to identify its origin.

Drug Abuse Prevention

There is much talk locally of the opioid crisis affecting our community and nation. Many efforts are in place to help this situation, including prevention. In terms of substance abuse and adolescents, prevention means influencing and educating students before they start experimenting with drugs and alcohol in hopes of delaying their initial use, lowering the risk of addiction and other health issues in the future. 90% of addiction issues are thought to start in the adolescent years, making prevention during this time crucial.
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