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September 12, 2018

WUHS receives threatening message from student on Sept. 11

About a week after school started, Woodstock Union High School was put into a lockdown Tuesday morning after a student posted a perceived threat on Snapchat.

Woodstock Police Chief Robbie Blish declined to give more details regarding the threat, pending investigation.

“In today’s environment, the school, appropriately, was abundantly cautious,” Blish said.

WUHS Principal Garon Smail emailed parents explaining a number of students received “concerning communication” on their Snapchat accounts and alerted school officials.

Attempts to reach Smail weren’t successful.

The decision was made to “shelter in place,” Smail said in the email to parents. Police arrived around 9:40 a.m. After making contact with the student, the school day went back to normal around noon.

“It was confirmed that there was not an immediate threat to the students or staff at the school,” Blish said in a press release.

The Woodstock school  threat was made on the 17th anniversary of Sept. 11.

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