BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A service outage in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District since Monday was restored Thursday.
“Today, from December 15, we are happy to announce that the district phones, e-mail mail, internet and wifi service has been restored,” Superintendent of Schools Robert Beers said in a community update Thursday.
In Beers’ letter, he noted that the district experienced a service outage on Monday, requiring certain components of the computer systems to be taken offline.
“I want to thank the entire school community for their patience and cooperation during this unprecedented disruption. We appreciate the efforts and expertise of our staff, especially the tireless ones.
the work of our technology department,” Beers said.
The cause of the outage is still under investigation.
See the full letter below.
To the BRHS community,
I’d like to take a moment to provide some more context on the events of the past few days.
Recently, we have received many messages from parents and students who are concerned about threats made by a student on social media against individual students. These messages are a healthy response to a serious problem. This type of community response is exactly what is required to prevent harmful events from occurring. So thanks for the action.
However, in matters like this, it’s important to know that school officials are unable to provide details about specific students or matters currently under investigation. This is a violation of federal privacy law. As a result, our communications may sometimes lack detail. The administration and security team take these matters very seriously. We will never intentionally put our students in harm’s way. In this situation, for example, we addressed the issue immediately, over a week ago, and also involved the Bridgewater Police Department. Unfortunately, rumors continued on social media, perpetuating allegations that had already been resolved. This led to several students behaving inappropriately in both incidents, which ultimately fueled the same fake news that led to our report last evening.
Additionally, with our service outages, many families have felt that their children are not safe at school. We do sympathize with your concerns, but the school was never really unsafe. Despite the temporary inconvenience with our computer systems, our internal operations remained functional and district security was present across campus.
I hope this post helps ease your concerns. Rest assured, the administration would never operate a school day if we could not provide a safe environment for our students and staff.
from the heart
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