Numerous viral messages have been going around Monsey / Rockland County about an alleged armed man in a vehicle frightening many people.
Even worse, multiple schools sent irresponsible messages to their parent body frightening parents. Not ONE bothered to verify anything.
Monsey Scoop reports that they have spoken with Chaveirim Coordinator Yossi Margareten who confirmed with Ramapo Police that there are no known threats whatsoever, and people should stop forwarding fake news.
One example of an irresponsible message sent today by a Yeshiva in Rockland County.
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It’s sensational and that’s what people do, albeit irresponsibly.
“Even worse, multiple schools sent irresponsible messages to their parent body frightening parents. Not ONE bothered to verify anything.”
No ONE bothered to verify because you first take precautions and you DON’T wait to verify!
Imagine if there is a bomb threat – do you wait to see if the caller was a prankster or do you IMMEDIATELY evacuate the building?!
Better to err on the side of safety.
Imagine if c”v it WAS true and the same schools did NOTHING as they waited to verify….and r’l something terrible happened…you’d all be screaming at the schools!
These threats, like bomb threats, must be immediately taken seriously. On this very day: