Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Student Suspended Over Threat

Security is increased at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and a student has been suspended after allegations that the student made a threat and verbalized an intention to harm members of the school community, according to a message from the Capitol Region Education Council.

“The safety and security of students is our first concern, and please be assured that all students are completely safe at school today,” the message from Bruce E. Douglas, the executive director, said.

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts staff members were notified on Wednesday that a student had verbalized a threat, according to school officials.

The school notified police immediately and security was increased at the school.

School officials said the child suspected was immediately removed from the school building and an investigation began.

On Thursday evening, word of the threat spread through the student body through social media channels and text messages, school officials said.

The student has been suspended indefinitely and is not in school on Friday, according to the school.

All staff members have been notified of the situation, school officials said, and they have taken precautionary measures at both sites and in all buildings, including increased security.

School officials said they are working closely with all the necessary parties and authorities to ensure a full resolution.


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