February 16, 2023

Dear Parents, Families and Guardians,

It has been brought to our attention that several area districts have recently received "swatting" calls.

"Swatting" is a hoax in which a caller seeks to bring about a significant police response by making a non-credible threat of violence.

If a school were to receive a call, we would immediately initiate our safety procedures (E.g., Shelter-In-Place, Lockdown) that have been established with the support of  our local police departments to ensure the well-being of our students and staff. As we have done in the past, caregivers would be notified if their student's school was initiating a safety procedure via the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District's automated “alert” messaging system through Apptegy.

The safety, health and wellness of our students and staff is our highest priority. Please contact your son or daughter school principal if you have further questions. As always, thank you for your continued partnership and support of the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District.

Sincerely Yours,

Paul S. Haughey, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools