March 30, 2023

Dear Lisbon Central School District Community, 

This morning, March 30, several area police departments have received unfounded threats of violence against local schools. These calls are a form of harassment known as “swatting.”  This act is a crime that involves calling in an emergency police response against an innocent target. This swatting hoax is affecting school districts across the country. The schools in the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES region that received phone calls have been cleared by law enforcement.

The safety of our staff and students is our highest priority. While the Lisbon Central School District has not been named in these calls as of the timestamp on this notice, as a precaution, we do have an increased police presence in our school buildings at this time.

As we strive to work collaboratively with our communities to keep everyone safe, we would like to remind students, staff and families to report anything out of the ordinary in or around our school buildings. We would like to thank the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, New York State Police, and the New York State Park Police, along with other local law enforcement agencies as they continue to collaborate with us to keep our school community safe.


Patrick J. Farrand

Superintendent of Schools