AKWESASNE – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, in conjunction with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department is notifying the community of information provided regarding state-wide “swatting calls” that have occurred at both local and regional school districts. These unsolicited calls are often viewed as a form of harassment to invoke emergency response by local law enforcement under false pretenses.
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police are taking safety precautions and have performed thorough sweeps though the schools and there does not appear to be a threat to our local schools. Community members should expect to see an increase in police presence within the facilities. Our Tribal Police continues to monitor and are diligently communicating with school officials and other tribal programs to ensure the safety of our students within Akwesasne and affiliated school districts.
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe puts the safety of the community first in any situations, especially our most valuable assets — our children. All threats are taken seriously and will be investigated. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police at (518) 358-9200. Remember, if you see something, say something.