WCSD receives sex offender notification from Watervliet Police Department
June 20, 2012
The Watervliet Police Department has informed
the Watervliet City School District that a Level 3 sex offender
has recently taken up residence in the City of
Watervliet. This information has been provided to
the district pursuant to the New York State
Sex Offender Registration Act (“Megan’s Law”).
Information about this offender and others in the area is available through OffenderWatch on the Watervliet Police Department’s Web page.
The school district takes these matters seriously and makes every reasonable effort to protect students from harm while they are in our care. Our best proactive efforts as parents and educators are to work with children, educate them about safe practices and supervise them.
We encourage you to discuss personal safety with your children and remind them to travel in groups; be cautious of strangers; stay a safe distance from a car if a stranger approaches asking for information; report any unusual behavior or events to you, a teacher or other family member; and never give their name, address or phone number to people they don’t know on the internet or social media sites.
By working together parents, school staff and local law enforcement personnel can continue to protect our children.