Guilford Superintendent: School’s threat unfounded


GUILFORD, Conn. (WFSB) — According to Superintendent Guilford, the high school received an unfounded threat Thursday against students of Jewish descent.

The unnamed report claimed that an unnamed student brought a gas mask to school on Thursday and made threatening statements toward people of Jewish descent in the school or community.

Guilford Police have been notified of the report. The school resource officer and administrators investigated.

By late Friday, no further information had been uncovered.

Superintendent Paul Freeman said: “On Saturday evening, the school board and I received communications alleging that threatening statements had been observed by students and that the students knew the person involved. A photo of an individual wearing a gas mask was included in these communications. Neither the police nor the school administrators had received these details or the photograph before that date.

Police continued to follow up and by Sunday had more detailed information.

Police contacted those involved and found that no specific threat existed.

Freeman said the incident raises two important points:

Freeman urged parents and guardians to discuss the incident with their children and remind them to work to make school a better and safer place.

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