Masked ‘students’ seen at dismissal at Minisink Valley High School  

The group was seen at dismissal last Thursday wearing hats, hoodies and non-surgical face masks, allegedly looking for a student on a bus.

Blaise Gomez

Nov 6, 2023, 12:57 PM

Updated 260 days ago

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Officials in Minisink are investigating an incident at the high school involving several masked males they described as students in a letter to parents last week.  
The group was seen at dismissal last Thursday wearing hats, hoodies and non-surgical face masks, allegedly looking for a student on a bus. A photo of the individuals on campus was provided to News 12 by a concerned community member who said the group were seen looking in buses for a student involved in a fight last week. 
According to the district letter issued Nov. 3, administration notified law enforcement and a joint investigation is ongoing. Administration said no threats have been made to schools or the district. 
“We work closely with our law enforcement partners to quickly and thoroughly investigate all matters of concern and we appreciate their rapid response,” read the statement. 
As of Monday, a representative for Minisink Valley schools says the district completed its investigation and is not legally able to discuss their findings due to student confidentiality issues. They say the matter was referred to the New York State Police.
State police say their investigation has concluded and that no charges will be filed.
As of early Monday morning, the link to the district statement no longer worked or appeared on the district website. 
District officials later said that the content was never removed and may have been unavailable due to a "glitch." 
"We keep statements posted so people can see statements that were posted because of our commitment to transparency," said district spokesperson Nancy Kriz. 
The letter to parents regarding the incident was once again visible online as of 9:30 a.m. 


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