Hamden High School students return to class after receiving online threats – Q30 TV
Hamden High School was closed on December 6 and 7 after receiving several online threats directed at the high school and college. The school reopened on Thursday, December 8, but this was accompanied by an increase in security measures.
As they entered school Wednesday for the first time in five days, the students were greeted with metal detectors, additional security guards and a school resources manager. Each student will be screened with a wand for the next two weeks until a metal detector arrives.
Due to the scan with a hand-held detector, the line for the first day was saved, forcing some students to enter school more than an hour after school started.
âIt was boring because it was really cold,â said Chris, a freshman at Hamden High School. “And I’ve been here for a long time.”
The Hamden Police Department arrested a 13-year-old student after he allegedly posted threats against the school on Instagram. He was charged with threats in the first degree and breach of public order in the second degree.
“I hope this development will provide some relief and help increase confidence in the safety of our school and in the safety of our teachers, students and support staff,” Hamden Mayor Lauren Garrett said in response. upon arrest. âIt has been a difficult time for our community. I urge that we continue to provide mental and emotional support to all who need it. “
The student will appear at New Haven Superior Court for Juvenile Matters on Monday, December 20.