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Brockport CSD thanks law enforcement, lawmakers for promoting District’s safety

Senator Chuck Schumer visited Brockport High School (BHS) on the heels of a swatting incident at BHS last week, where a false report of “shots fired” was called into a 911 Center.

During the senator’s visit, he discussed several new grant programs related to federal gun violence prevention legislation.

“Just days after a mass shooting at a school, it is sick and cruel that somebody would cause panic like this at our Monroe County schools, and hundreds more across Upstate New York,” Senator Schumer said. “We need to make sure that every time a call comes into law enforcement that it is a real emergency, swatting is no joke, and the feds have to step up to help curb this disturbing trend before someone gets seriously hurt.”

Superintendent Bruno emphasized that schools should be trusted, safe spaces for students, staff and visitors.

“It’s incredibly important to truly understand how even hoax 911 calls can erode that trust and how traumatic such an incident is for everyone involved,” Bruno said. “Threats such as these don’t only disrupt education, but can take a toll on the mental, social and emotional well-being of our students, staff and Brockport families.”

Those in attendance included:

  • Brockport Central School District (BCSD) administration and staff
  • BCSD Board of Education members
  • BCSD Security Team members
  • District Communications Team
  • Brockport Community Partners
  • Representatives from Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Brockport Village Police and New York State University Police Officers
  • Representative from Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES
  • Representative of NYSED

According to Senator Schumer’s team, the programs were created under the 2022 Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) which is the first significant federal gun violence prevention legislation in the last 30 years.

“I’d like to highlight and express our sincere gratitude to Brockport Village and SUNY police, as well as Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, for maintaining the strong partnership between our District and the wider Brockport community,” Bruno said. “The safety and security of our students and staff continues to be our number one priority.”

 Sen Schumer and Superintendent Sean Bruno