School Threat - Carmel, NY

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has received a report of a threat of violence at a local middle school; the matter has been investigated, and an arrest has been affected. The PCSO Bureau of Criminal Investigation continues to investigate this matter, and we have deployed additional personnel to the school for the day and reached out to a number of law enforcement agencies providing information, as well as the Department of Social Services.

There is no danger or remaining threat to the safety of students and faculty at the school. In addition, patrol deputies will be present at schools throughout Putnam County during the day.

In this case, we are providing the identity of the school due to the recent reports that have circulated in the communities as the George Fischer Middle School (GFMS).

GFMS is on a two (2) hour delay. Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputies will be deployed to the school in addition to the normal complement of School Resource Officers assigned.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. There are restrictions on what information we can provide, but we take this opportunity to assure parents, students, and faculty that they are safe.