Dear Parents & Staff,

This morning at 9:02 A.M., the administration at the Jesse J. Kaplan School initiated a 911 call.  The Kaplan Principal confiscated a handgun from an employee.  Clarkstown Police secured the weapon and have questioned the employee, and removed her from the campus.  Students and staff are safe.  The safety and welfare of our Rockland BOCES community is always our top priority.  Anyone with questions is advised to contact the Superintendent’s Office – 845-627-4701.  Rockland BOCES is working with Clarkstown Police on the investigation.


Mary Jean Marsico, Ed. D.
Chief Operating Officer
Rockland BOCES

Charlene Jordan, Ed. D.
District Superintendent
Rockland BOCES