A few children were shot in Newburgh on Nov. 17, making the school remain shut “out of an abundance of caution,” school authorities said. All are between the ages of 16 to 18 and are occupants of Newburgh. Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler said it was not promptly clear that whether they were gang-related shootings.
“Law enforcement organizations from across the district will keep on supporting the wellbeing of understudies all through the community, particularly during arrival and dismissal times,” school authorities wrote in a letter to guardians on Monday. Understudies could decide to keep learning in classrooms if they want, authorities also added.
After the shooting on the seventeenth, schools were shut so authorities could carry out a cohesive plan to address the wellbeing and social-emotional worries of understudies and staff.
“We comprehend that the agitation in the neighborhood community might make some insecurities and anxieties emerge for our understudies, families, and staff, school,” authorities wrote to guardians. “We request that you recall that many rumors that have circulated have not ended up being true. Rumors are often just that – sensationalized by word of mouth and the media.” They added.