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Milton school threat a 'rumor'; school open Friday

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MILTON (WKOW) -- A report of a gun threat at Milton High School was determined by police to be an empty rumor, therefore, the school will be open as scheduled.

A statement issued Tuesday said the alleged threat involved a student who threatened to bring a gun to school on Friday.

The full statement reads as follows:

This is a joint press release being issued by the City of Milton Police Department and the School District of Milton.

The Milton Police Department and the School District of Milton were made aware yesterday afternoon of a rumor that was beginning to be circulated at the school that a student(s) had threatened to bring a firearm to school this upcoming Friday.  As expected, we have been contacted by many rightfully concerned students and parents regarding this rumor.  The rumor of a threat has been thoroughly investigated by the police department and district officials and has not been substantiated in any way.  To be clear, there is no evidence of any threat being made, and it was simply a rumor.

We are very cognizant of the concerned environment that we are living in following the tragedy in Connecticut.  We encourage all people with any information regarding any potential threat to come forward, and we assure you, it will be investigated thoroughly.

To reiterate; Our investigation to this point has not only concluded that there is no credible threat, but that no threat was ever made, and it was purely rumor.

Therefore, we have no reason to believe that it would be unsafe for you to send your children to school on Friday. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the City of Milton Police Department, or Milton School District Administration.  As always, we take the safety and security of the children in our schools very seriously, and will always be swift and responsive to information that we receive that may threaten our learning environments.

The email statement was signed by Jeremy Bilhorn, Principal, Milton High School and Lt. John Conger, City of Milton Police Department.

 

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