HAMDEN, Conn. — Hamden High School was closed Monday and will be again on Tuesday after news threats targeted the school, officials said.
The Hamden Police Department is working with Hamden Public Schools and Mayor Lauren Garrett's office to develop a safety plan for reopening, officers said.
A security and safety plan was detailed at a special Board of Education meeting Monday night.
Among the measures, the district plans to add:
- another school resource officer
- security room
- more cameras
- metal detectors
Staff will use hand held wands starting Wednesday, and the school plans to install stand alone detectors in the next two weeks.
Police say they're still investigating the threats against the school.
“It’s very tough to identify who is sending this out but we do have a trained detective in this,” Hamden PD Chief John J. Sullivan said.
The superintendent said if a weapon is found, it’s confiscated and the situation is turned over to the police. It is considered an illegal object and results in a mandatory expulsion.
Anyone with further information on the threats is asked to contact the Hamden Police Department at 203-230-4000.
Hamden High School was also closed last Friday due to a social media threat.
Two teens were arrested on Nov. 30 after a fight outside the school escalated, resulting in a student getting stabbed multiple times.
This is a developing story.
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