Statement from Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez on Email Threats Sent to Hartford Public Schools
(March 4th, 2016) On Thursday evening, Board Members received a threatening email towards Hartford Public Schools. Because the safety of our students is always our top priority, we immediately notified the Hartford Police Department to assess the credibility of the threat. Although the Hartford Police Department has found no validity to this threat, we will continue to follow security protocols and will keep you informed as updates occur. We take the safety of our students, our staff and our families very seriously and will be working diligently to resolve this matter.
The following statement has been issued by the Hartford Police Department:
Late last night the Hartford Police Department was notified by Hartford Public Schools Security about an email sent to city school officials. The email contained written threats. Analysts and Detectives at our HPD real-time crime center are investigating the source and validity of the email. The safety of the students and staff remains as our highest priority.
Through the night we have made attempts to validate the statements in the email. We have found no credible threat therein. Moreover, this email is consistent with others sent previously, that have been meant to only disrupt our schools and instill fear in our student, staff and families. With that, we understand the need to make our students and staff feel safe. While we continue to work with our local, state and federal partners in this investigation, we will also be providing extra attention and increased police visibility at our schools in the city.
The investigation is ongoing.