Wallingford police maintain presence at Lyman Hall after threat found in bathroom

Wallingford police maintain presence at Lyman Hall after threat found in bathroom



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WALLINGFORD — Police maintained an increased presence at Lyman Hall High School Friday after learning of a threat written on a bathroom stall. 

Police determined the writing, first reported just before noon, presented no credible threat to the public but maintained a presence at the school out of precaution. They also planned to do the same for Lyman Hall's junior prom Friday evening. 

“Out of an abundance of caution, police officers have been on site and will be present for dismissal,” Lyman Hall Assistant Principal Kenneth Daly and School Superintendent Salvatore Menzo said in a joint statement. “There will also be a police presence at the junior prom this evening for the duration of the event.”

Just before noon, according to the statement, a threatening statement written in a bathroom was reported to Lyman Hall administration, who contacted the Wallingford Police Department. 

It was unclear whether it was a staff or student bathroom, whether it was a boys or girls facility, or what the message said.

School Resource Officer Henry Cadett reviewed the threat and began the investigation. Police deemed that the best course of action was to continue with the normal school day, the statement said.

“As always we appreciate the collaboration and support of the Wallingford Police Department in our continued effort to maintain a safe learning environment for all students and staff,” the statement said.

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