Threat That Led to Delay for Watertown Schools Was Not Credible: Officials

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Watertown schools have a three-hour delay Friday and Watertown Police will have an increased presence at all

Watertown schools had a three-hour delay Friday and there was increased police presence after a threat to an unidentified school in Connecticut, according to Watertown police. The threat was determined not to be credible.

A shelter-in-place has been issued, but it has been lifted.

Even though there was no credible threat, police circulated through all of the school buildings Friday and stationed themselves at school buildings, according to a post on the police department’s Facebook page

Watertown police posted on social media that they received information from the FBI early this morning of a social media post posing a threat to an unidentified school in Connecticut.

They said, based on the most recent information they received, the sender of the message does not reside in the Watertown/Oakville area and the threat was not directed at any Watertown school.

“Since the most recent events in our nation, the FBI has increased their level of communication with all local PDs and we are thankful that their new processes are in action,” the post said.

Police said that when non-specific social media messages that include threats are received, it’s necessary to conduct a full investigation on where the message originated from and who the sender of the message is to determine the credibility of the threat.

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