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Police Investigate Threat About High School in New Haven

Police are investigating after a threat was made about a high school in New Haven on Monday.

According to officers, an overnight threat was made using social media about Wilbur Cross High School. The origin and credibility of the message have not been determined.

Police did not release details about what the threat specifically said.

The school and its security team are being provided with police and other support in order to maintain a safe environment for all students and staff, school officials said. Wilbur Cross remains in session and is on a regularly scheduled half-day on Monday.

“Student safety is the top priority for New Haven Public Schools. The collaboration and planning with the New Haven Police Department, school security, Central Office and Wilbur Cross Administration allows for us to respond to security issues quickly and proactively as we work diligently to maintain safe and healthy learning environments for all New Haven Public School students," Superintendent Dr. Carol D. Birks said.

The threat remains under investigation.

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