A student making a verbal threat to other students prompted Margaretville Central School to issue a recorded voicemail to parents on Monday, Nov. 10.
The recorded message stated:
Margaretville Central School became aware of a threat made to students. We have been in contact with the appropriate authorities to deal with the situation.
Interim superintendent John Riedl told the Watershed Post that the threat was made by a student, but that the situation was under control.
"It was a threat, just a verbal threat," Riedl said. "The student said it without a lot of forethought. It's a very difficult situation, and it's been dealt with. Help is being arranged."
Riedl said that the school's administration decided to issue a message to parents to prevent rumors circulating on social media about the incident.
Editor's note: Julia Reischel is a parent of a Margaretville Central School student.