News & Notices

Immediate Press Release

Town of Highland and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office


Eldred, NY


September 3, 2023




The Town of Highland and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office jointly share this release to provide an update on an ongoing public safety investigation in the Town of Highland.


The Sheriff’s Office and their Deputy, assigned to Eldred Jr/Sr High School in the capacity of School Resource Officer (SRO), along with the New York State Police are actively and aggressively investigating threats made against the Eldred Central School District and its students through the social media platform Instagram.


Eldred Central School District’s Superintendent and School Board Chairman are engaged in the investigation and the District will be fully supported in having a safe and timely opening of the 2023-24 school year, including additional law enforcement support.


At this time, the threats do not seem credible, and all parties are hopeful for a prompt closure of the investigation.


The Town of Highland and its law enforcement partners take any threat to public safety, especially one targeting the most vulnerable and impressionable members of our community, very seriously.


Please direct press inquiries to Undersheriff Eric Chaboty at 845.794.7100