According to the Public Safety report released on December 4/5 anonymous male was noticed taking pictures of the children from our school. Information from the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation website: "Investigation - Anonymous male taking photos P.S. 217 school kids. PSD /Public Safety Department/ responded, male took off in his vehicle. School Safety and NYPD Notified."
It is great to know that our school is located in the safest zip code to live in New York City. Situations like this remind us of the small community feel that Roosevelt Island is famous for. I can think of dozens schools in NYC where an incident like this would go completely unnoticed, but here, at The Roosevelt Island School, any suspicious person is quickly detected and reported to the authorities.