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09-18-23 Operation Angel Summit

September 18, 2023

Dear Williamsville Central School District Families,

On Wednesday, October 4th, from 9:30 – 11:15 a.m., the Williamsville Central School District, in partnership with the United States Secret Service and Compass House, will be hosting “Operation Angel Summit,” a presentation on education and prevention of child exploitation for students in grades 7-10.

The presentation will be led by the United States Secret Service.   While no graphic images will be shared, the discussion will cover real instances of abuse. The goal of this presentation is to provide education and awareness on sexploitation, human trafficking, child exploitation, and the dangers of social media and sexting, while providing strategies and resources for community youth – regardless of age, race, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation or abilities. The presentation will include survivor stories from a 16-year old as well as former NHL player Theoren Fleury, who won a Stanley Cup and an Olympic Gold Medal.  The Erie County Sheriff’s Office, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Ambassadors, and the United States Attorney’s Office will also be present.  In addition, school-based resources will be available in each of our middle and high schools for students who may need them.

Beginning Monday, September 18th, if parents/guardians do not want their child(ren) to view this presentation, they can “opt-out” on WITS.  A dialogue box will be available at the top of the home screen where parents/guardians can select and submit which child(ren) in grades 7-10 they want to opt-out.  The deadline to opt-out is 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Tuesday, October 3rd

If a student attends the presentation and misses their scheduled lunch, they will be allocated time to make sure they are able to eat at the conclusion of the event.

We are proud to be able to partner with the United States Secret Service and Compass House to provide this presentation and educate our students on the dangers and warning signs of human trafficking.


Dr. Darren J. Brown-Hall
Superintendent of Schools