WALLINGFORD — Police are investigating after a Sheehan High School student reportedly told classmates to “take cover” just before dismissal on Friday.
Sheehan Principal Rosemary Duthie notified families in an email Friday. This is the second incident police have investigated at Sheehan this week.
“Immediately prior to dismissal, a student shouted a comment falsely stating that his/her classmates should take cover,” Duthie said in the email. “This comment was alarming and raised the anxiety of many students.”
Police are also investigating an inappropriate message found written on a whiteboard at the school Wednesday. The message prompted a police presence at the school this week, including Friday.
Duthie said the comment made Friday is “being taken very seriously by both the school administration and the police, who are actively investigating.”
Police could not provide any further details Friday evening.
Superintendent of Schools Salvatore Menzo said in an email that the the school district is “in the process of working with police” on the incident.
“We wanted to inform you of this unfortunate incident,” Duthie said in her message Friday, “and also to assure you that it is being pursued to the maximum extent allowable.”