Police: We Don't Believe Threat is Credible

Windham police are still investigating an incident that had many parents keep their children home today.

Police are still investigating a tweeted threat that was reportedly made against the Windham School District, and the department is telling parents that they do not believe the threat is credible.

"We are in the process of trying to track down where these Connecticut schools got this information from and see if it's even legitimate," said Capt. Mike Caron.

Caron said that the department does not have the original tweet, but that it appears that a parent or resident got a hold of it somehow online.

At this point, he said the police details at the schools are a precautionary measure and the department is encouraging parents to bring their kids to school.

"At this point there was no direct threat to any Windham school," Caron said, explaining that the information was received "fifth party" by the department.

An alert from Superintendent Dr. Henry LaBranche last night said that schools in Windham, CT originally thought that the supposed Twitter threat was meant for that school district, but then it was realized it was for Windham, N.H. Caron confirmed that district confusion.

According to LaBranche, the FBI and N.H. State Police were also informed of the situation.

While the department digs to see if the tweet or tweets even exist, the officer details have been assigned to each school until close, a similar strategy that was used on Monday in the wake of the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

This is the second scare that Windham students, school staff and parents have seen this week.

On Monday, a loud bang heard in the main lobby of Windham High School instigated a 25-minute lockdown of the facility.

WHS Student December 21, 2012 at 03:24 PM
not "believing" and not knowing aren't the most promising things to hear...
arthur lee davis December 22, 2012 at 02:28 AM
You are so right on point .
Patti Letizio December 22, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Thank you Windham police for following up on every threat, no matter how vague! I appreciate all you do to keep our town safe.


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