Newtown Police address recent social media threats, announce increase police presence at schools

The safety and wellness of the citizens of Newtown is always a main priority for the Newtown Police department, especially the schools. The board of education has worked with the police department in establishing both armed and unarmed security in all of the schools, along with school resource officers to provide daily security for the facilities.
 
Recently there have been social media threats of violence at schools nationwide specifically on 12/17. While there have not been any specific threats to Newtown, we still take them seriously and have an increased presence at all of our schools. While occasionally schools receive hoaxes or jokes, all threats are taken seriously.
 
The Police department will continue to work closely with the superintendent and school district to keep the schools safe.
 
- Sgt. Jeff Silver