Correction: This article originally stated that the school was closed as a precautionary measure. The Junior High School remained open after the district deemed it was safe for students to return.
On May 19, 2022, Stroudsburg Area Junior Highschool was made aware of a possible shooting threat to occur on May 20, 2022. Stroud Area Regional Police were alerted and investigated the student involved in the threat. The student was provided due process in accordance with school policy. The suspect’s identity has not been released to the public.
On the 19th Dr. Cosmas Curry shared his statement on Facebook regarding the incident:
“I am reaching out today regarding a safety concern that came to our attention. Our administrative team was made aware of a threat of violence against the Stroudsburg Junior High School on Friday, May 20. The administrative team, with school security, and Stroud Area Regional Police, have investigated and identified the student of concern. The student has been addressed, providing them due process and according to school policies. In collaboration with the aforementioned, we deem it safe for students and staff to attend school tomorrow. Out of an abundance of caution, additional officers will be visible. Thank you for your support of our schools and for your constant vigilance to assist us in providing the safest learning environment for all of our students and staff,” said sincerely by Dr. Cosmas Curry.
On May 25, 2022, Dr. Cosmas Curry released an official statement regarding the tragedy in Texas at the Robb Elementary School.
“Today my heart is heavy with grief. Yesterday a devastating tragedy occurred at Robb Elementary School in Texas. There are no words to ease the grief felt by the families of those 19 elementary school students and two adults; no words that could make sense of such senseless violence. There has been such loss felt all over our country, even in our school district. What the community of Robb Elementary needs, is what everyone needs: compassion, empathy, and most importantly, love. Honor all of the families who have suffered such tremendous loss recently – take time to hug your loved ones a little longer and a little tighter tonight for tomorrow is never promised,” said Cosmas C. Curry, Ed.D – Superintendent.
Gun violence, mass shootings, and murder, we think these issues won’t happen to us or affect us personally, in the wise words of Dr. Cosmas Curry, “tomorrow is never promised.”
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