Threat Prompts Police Presence At Windham Middle School

Aaron Kupec
November 06, 2019 - 10:20 am

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - School officials in Windham say a "potential threat" made through social media involving Windham Middle School prompted a police presence at the school Wednesday.

Education officials are working with Willimantic police, who are confident that they will make an arrest soon, said a message on the school district's website.

"Law enforcement authorities believe the nature of the threat does not call for school to be closed. Therefore, as a precaution and to reassure our school community, there will be police personnel at the school on Wednesday," said the statement. "We take school safety seriously and it is a top priority for all of us at the middle school."