A discarded piece of paper was found at Newtown High School with what district officials described as a concerning reference to the shooting at Sandy Hook School. But the principal says police and the administration conducted a thorough investigation and deemed that no credible threat to staff or students existed.
Police will have an increased presence at Newtown High School out of an abundance of caution. This comes amid threats made to multiple school districts in recent days across the state, and increased concerns following a recent shooting at a Michigan high school that left several students dead. Prior to the paper being found, Newtown Superintendent Lorrie Rodrigue said they would have support staff and administrative teams available for those who might be struggling with recent events or the approaching Sandy Hook anniversary.
Bethel Superintendent Christine Carver sent a letter to parents noting that teachers will be attending a training today called ‘Lessons Learned from Parkland.’ They'll discuss warning signs, profiles of potential aggressors, and proactive strategies to provide students with interventions. Bethel is also developing school-wide climate and security plans.