HENNINGER, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Henninger High School has announced in a press release that it will be closed to students on Thursday, September 16, and it will instead be a “Professional Development Day”.
Staff of Henninger are expected to report at their normal time on Thursday. This will only affect Henninger High School, and all other schools in the district will operate normally on Thursday.
A spokesperson for the Syracuse City School District told NewsChannel 9:
The decision was made to have a professional development day for staff and keep students home because there were concerns raised about the completion of the construction in the building that staff and parents felt was unsatisfactory.
One of the concerns was that some of the new interior classroom doors did not lock and during the investigation of the suspicious person with a weapon in the neighborhood yesterday by SPD, several staff members expressed concerns about their safety. There were also concerns about the interior PA system and cameras not working properly in all parts of the school and issues with the fire alarm covers.
After meeting with staff and talking with parents Superintendent Alicea decided to keep students home while these issues were fixed.Mike Henesey, Administrator for Communications SCSD
SCSD Administrator for Communications said a 17 year old male who was not an SCSD student was arrested as a result of a fight outside of the school on Wednesday and a student was detained but not arrested as a result of the fight.