PV Schools

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

This evening, the school district was contacted by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department regarding a report filed this evening accusing a student of being in possession of a weapon while at a high school event last weekend.

The Sheriff’s Department promptly began an investigation and has already made contact with the individual involved.  After completing their initial investigation, the Sheriff’s Department has determined the claim to be unfounded at this time. The district will remain in contact with the Sheriff’s Department as they continue to investigate the allegation.

At this time, this is all of the information we have available; we have no reason to believe there are any safety concerns in our schools.  In an effort to reassure students and staff that our buildings are safe, we have requested additional police presence at our buildings tomorrow.

The purpose of this message is to dispel any misinformation that may spread in the community while providing accurate information regarding this serious, but currently unfounded, accusation. As always, we will continue to share information as available and appropriate.


Dr. Jeremy Luft
Superintendent of Schools

There is no school for students on Monday, April 22, 2024