UPDATE: State Police say man selling educational material is no threat in Liverpool; District issues updated statement

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LIVERPOOL, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — UPDATE: The Liverpool Central School District has issued an updated statement about a man going door to door that had parents concerned. The State Police say the man is no threat.

Here is the UPDATED statement from the Liverpool School District:

New York State Police have investigated this morning’s incident and concluded that the individual legitimately works for Southwestern Advantage, a company that sells educational resources.
While he does have a legal permit to solicit sales door to door, he does not work for or with the Liverpool Central School District as he has claimed. He also claims the district provided him with a list of its students, which is not true.

The State Police also issued a press release which stated:

Troopers from Lysander and North Syracuse responded to several suspicious person complaints in the Town of Salina on June 25, 2019. 

The investigation has determined that a representative from Southwestern Advantage is travelling door to door selling educational materials for school-aged children. 

During the individual’s sales pitch, he has stated that he is visiting with families residing within the Liverpool School District.  The individual is not representing himself as an employee of the school district. 

The individual is in possession of a valid Town of Salina solicitation permit, and does not pose any threat to the public.   

Any member of the public with concerns regarding this company, or individuals associated with them, may contact a supervisor with Southwestern Advantage at (888) 602-7867.


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