Parents concerned following stabbing at Corcoran High School

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Many parents were worried following a stabbing at Corcoran High School Thursday morning.

Some say they did not hear from the school right away, instead hearing through texts or call from their children.

The Syracuse Police Department says the district has an electronic system in place that calls parents in the event of an emergency or shelter-in-place like today. They add that the number in that system is given to the district by the parent, so if it’s a landline and no one is home to answer, that is likely why the parent did not know.

SPD also says that system called every Corcoran High School parent less than an hour after the stabbing happened.


“I have a phone. It would have came up. It does concern me. I've kind of thought about changing her school. A lot has been going through my mind. It's been pretty scary,” says CHS parent Martha McThune. She also hopes to see the school ramp up security efforts like additional metal detectors, and more police officers in the building.


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