School officials and local police investigated a threatening note found on the premises Thursday, December 7th with a threat allegedly planned for Friday, December 8th. School officials took this threat very seriously.
State and local police swept through the building on Thursday and again on Friday to ensure it was safe for all students. School administrators did not anticipate any change in Friday’s school schedule.
The building was swept Friday morning by the state police, who concluded that the threat was not credible. All the necessary precautions were taken. The building is safe for students, staff, and the community.
On Friday, December 8th at 11:14 am, parents were informed about a second threatening note that was found. In response, students and staff of Windham High School, including the Early Childhood Center Head Start Program, were evacuated from the building around 11:30 AM on Friday, December 8th in response while state police conducted a sweep. “Because the safety of all students and staff is the first priority of the district, the school took immediate action by calling the police, evacuating the building, and conducting a thorough search of the school,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Garcia. After the state police cleared the building of any threats, classes resumed as of 12:09 PM. All students and staff of Windham High School are safe and continued their school schedule.
The investigations conducted by the school administrators and state police determined that a small group of students were the source of the threatening note. The school is very disappointed in their behavior. “This behavior will not be tolerated, and the district will take swift and immediate action to discipline any student involved in this type of activity,” Dr. Garcia assures.