Dec. 15, 2023

Dec. 15 False 911 Call at MCSES.docx

Dear Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School Families, Faculty and Staff

At approximately 12:45 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 15, 2023, a call to 911 was delivered from inside Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School. It was determined that a student had dialed 911 with no true emergency taking place.

Out of precaution, law enforcement arrived at the elementary school to investigate the situation and determined it to be a false alarm at approximately 1 p.m.

As always, the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is our top priority. I invite you to speak with your student(s) on the importance of dialing 911 in only true cases of emergencies. Thank you for your support and understanding.


Dr. Juliette Pennyman

Superintendent of Schools

Hudson City School District