May 2, 2024

PDF: 5-2-24 Letter Hold-In-Place at Hudson JSHS

Dear Hudson Junior/Senior High School Families, Faculty and Staff,

At approximately 11:42 a.m. today, Thursday, May 2, 2024, the Hudson Junior/Senior High School initiated a Hold-in-Place response following administration receiving a note that alleged a threat by a student.

A Hold-in-Place requires students to stay in their classrooms to keep the hallways clear so law enforcement can have access without interruption. A search was conducted and the student in question was interviewed and removed from campus. No weapon was found during the search.   

At approximately 11:52 a.m., the Hold-in-Place was lifted, and our regular schedule resumed. Please note that instruction was not interrupted during this time.

Additional information on emergency protocols can be found on the Hudson City School District’s website at this link:

This incident is a prime example of people taking seriously our request that “if you see or hear something, say something.” We thank the staff member who came forward and alerted us to this situation so that we could quickly address it in the safest manner possible. Please reinforce with your student(s) the importance of reporting any suspicious activity to an adult as soon as possible.

Threats against our schools and students are treated very seriously and investigated thoroughly. Students who are determined to have made such threats face consequences through our school’s Code of Conduct, as well as potential legal consequences. 

As always, the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff members is our top priority. 

Thank you for your support and understanding.


Dr. Juliette Pennyman

Superintendent of Schools

Hudson City School District