Excellence - Equity - Environment

     Our Mission:
    To develop and support a partnership which provides a positive climate encouraging all people in the Newfane School and Community to grow toward their highest potential.

    Dear Students/Parents/Community Members:

    I am writing to inform you of a recent situation which involves our school community. 

    You may have heard that there was a situation today involving local law enforcement and a student at Newfane High School.  This morning, the District received information regarding a potential threat.  We immediately involved our school resource officer and contacted the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department to investigate the potential threat.  As a result of the investigation, a student was taken into custody. 

    We have no reason to believe that any of our schools are currently in any danger. However, given the times we are living in, we must remain vigilant. The safety of students and staff in the Newfane Central School District is and will remain a top priority.

    Incidents like these are disruptive and alarming. The Newfane Central School District has zero tolerance for threats of any kind, and we intend to cooperate fully with local law enforcement to ensure a safe and secure learning environment and that those making these threats are addressed under the law.

    I would like to remind parents and guardians to speak with their children about the very serious nature of making threats.  Students who engage in such behavior may be disciplined by the school district and subject to significant legal consequences.  I also want to emphasize the importance of reporting anything that might constitute a potential threat.  This situation demonstrates how important it is to report information, in order for our procedures and protocols to be effective in promptly identifying and addressing potential threats. 

    We have no information to suggest that this matter was related in any way to another incident reported earlier this week.

    Please understand that I cannot share additional details as this matter is now in the hands of law enforcement.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or Principal Bedette. 



    Michael J. Baumann

    Superintendent of Schools