There was police presence in the Milford School District (Friday) as local authorities investigated what was described as a "non-specific threat," an unsubstantiated report on a social media app about a shooting at a school.
Milford Police reported both law enforcement and the school district took proactive action – it appeared no one was in danger at any time. The Milford Police Department and the Milford School District's top priority is ensuring the safety of its citizens and students.
Parents and others of interest were notified about the incident via the school district's alert system.
It was Thursday when the Milford Police Department was contacted by the Milford School District in reference to the non-specific threat. An anonymous social media app referred to a shooting at a school, nothing specific. After learning of the incident the Milford Police opened an investigation into the matter. The threat was unsubstantiated as to the date, time and location. It is unclear when the post was made; it could be over a year old.
Police and school staff monitored social networking sites for chatter about a shooting to take place at the school. The Milford Police Department was in contact with administrators of the Milford School District throughout the night Thursday and all day Friday.
There was police presence at the school Friday.
The Milford Police Department will continue to look into this matter.