Victor schools say a former student made concerning social media comments before crashing his car on campus
VICTOR, N.Y. — Victor Central School District says a former student made “concerning comments” on social media before and after crashing his car on Tuesday on the school’s campus.
The school said on Wednesday that the student is in custody at the hospital and he is not currently a threat. A statement from the school said the student drove his car into the hill on High Street near the south entrance. After the crash, police and paramedics took him to the hospital. The school didn’t elaborate on the nature of the social media comments.
Victor Schools worked with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office to bring in additional school resource officers for security. The school on Wednesday said it increased its security across all of its buildings, especially at arrival and dismissal. The school also increased security during afterschool activities.
On Thursday, our crew saw multiple Ontario County Sheriff’s cars and a New York State Trooper car on campus.
“The above steps are precautionary in nature. If the person is released, the Sheriff’s Office is putting steps in place to maintain the highest levels of safety,” said the statement from Victor School superintendent Tim Terranova. “We are following the protocols given to us by the Sheriff’s Office and will maintain higher levels of security on campus as long as they deem it necessary as a precautionary measure. I am extremely thankful for the collaboration between law enforcement and the District.”
The District says their security staff has increased this year and they added a new Coordinator of District Security.
“I know this incident has been stressful on families. Professionals from your child’s school will be reaching out to parents and guardians in the very near future with resources on how to talk to your children about incidents like this one,” said the statement from Terranova