School Superintendent Kevin D. Case has written a note to parents, stating that school officials and police are vigilant in light of recent area threats on social media.
“As you may be aware, many schools and communities across the state and the nation are experiencing threats through social media involving clowns,” Case, in part, wrote in a message to parents. “Although the Canton Public Schools have not been the target of a threat, several school districts in Connecticut have been mentioned including New Haven, Cheshire, Wallingford, Naugatuck, and Simsbury. Although these threats are not considered credible, these posts are taken seriously and are being investigated by local police in those communities.”
“Please know there is a heightened awareness by our police and school personnel as a result of these incidents,” Case continued. “Please remind your children that any type of threat, whether it be credible or a hoax, has serious educational consequences, including suspension and expulsion from school, as well as legal consequences of up to ten years in prison. Please also remind your children to report any suspicious activity to a teacher or administrator.” … Continue Reading