Police Chief and School Superintendent Confirm There was No Post of a Teacher with a Gun
Niagara Falls, NY: On Wednesday, September 14th, 2022, the Niagara Gazette published a story titled “Kalfas School Cleared After Bomb Threat; Officials Blast False Report” alleging that the Niagara Action published a report stating that there was a teacher at Kalfas Elementary School with a gun.
The article then proceeded to quote the Superintendent of Schools, Mark Laurrie, and Police Chief, John Faso, both of whom criticized Niagara Action for publishing an incorrect report.
The Niagara Action has now clarified the statements attributed to the Chief of Police were never actually made. Chief John Faso states that he never saw any post published by Niagara Action with false information regarding a teacher with a gun. Furthermore, Chief Faso indicates that he never gave a statement to the Niagara Gazette concerning such incident.
Superintendent Mark Laurrie indicated that he did tell the Niagara Gazette that he “had heard” that the Niagara Action had made such a post but admitted that he had never seen such post. Moreover, he acknowledges that no such post was ever published.
The Niagara Action, the Niagara Falls Police Department and Niagara Falls School District all want accurate and reliable information to be sent out to the public. All of the above parties agree to work towards this in the future so that misinformation and disinformation is not disseminated.
Both the Niagara Falls Police Department and Niagara Falls School District approved this for immediate release.