Bayonne superintendent denounces letter claiming graduation is cancelled as ‘fake news’


Bayonne Superintendent of Schools John Niesz has denounced a letter claiming that graduation is cancelled as “fake news,” reiterating that the current plan still has the public schools reopening on April 21st.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Please be advised there is a fake post/letter circulating from my office dated today 3/22/20. The fake post is about graduation being cancelled/closed, etc. The post is fake and no such letter was generated from my office or the Bayonne School District,” Niesz wrote in a letter to the Bayonne community yesterday.

He continues that the district, as they announced last week, is still planning to reopen by April 21st at this time and that the letter has been referred to the Bayonne Police Department.

“We are confident that law enforcement will fully investigate this incident and find the actor(s) responsible. We intend to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. Fake news will not be tolerated.”

Niesz also reminded parents not to trust any communications that aren’t from their official social media pages or website, as well as their email system.

As of yesterday afternoon, Bayonne has confirmed seven positive cases of the coronavirus, all adults ranging in ages  26 to 84 years old.

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