Sauquoit Valley School investigates potential threats

Sauquoit Valley School administrators investigated a potentially threatening comment made on Tuesday, May 29, and found it was non-specific, and made no direct reference causing harm to staff or students.

Posted: Jun 5, 2018 5:21 PM
Updated: Jun 5, 2018 5:28 PM


Sauquoit Valley School administrators investigated a potentially threatening comment made on Tuesday, May 29, and found it was non-specific, and made no direct reference causing harm to staff or students. On Friday, more information came to the superintendent's attention, and he says it took on a life of its own over the weekend.

"We did bring law enforcement in on Monday to track down these other what we determined to be, thought to be, rumors and we followed that up to find that there was no merit to these rumors, that they had nothing to do with the original comment," said Superintendent Ronald Wheelock.

The subsequent information, too, was determined not to be a credible threat. Parents weren't notified of the incidents until Monday, June 4. Some, who didn't want to be named, were upset about the time lapse. Wheelock says he understands their concerns, and is willing to examine this in the future.

"We understand, we're gonna be in the crosshairs time to time on, 'well, if we just had a little bit of information, that would have been suffice to just say maybe you were looking into something' and i don't necessarily disagree with that. There could be some level perhaps that we can look at, take into consideration in the future," said Wheelock.

Some parents plan on attending a school board meeting Wednesday and discussing their concerns with administration.

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