On Monday, the day 9th and 10th graders went back to an in-person schedule, Rye social media groups on Facebook turned into an ugly rumor mill. The groups speculated and repeated rumors a school administration official was led out of a school building by security.
By Tuesday morning, the rumor mill was bad enough the Rye City School District Eric Byrne had to issue a communication saying the reports were false.
The full communication follows:
From: Eric Byrne
Date: Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 7:36 AM
Subject: Social Media Rumors
To: Rye City School District Recipients
Good Morning RCSD Community,
Last night, rumors of a school district employee being arrested and removed from campus were spreading on social media. The alleged reports are false. There was no arrest or removal of any employee.
Dr. Eric Byrne
Superintendent of Schools