On February 16, 2024

Woodstock middle school/high school reopened Thursday after threat closed school Wednesday


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Staff report

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, the Mountain View School District (MVSD) administration received information about a potential threat to the Woodstock middle and high school. After speaking with police, they determined that the campus would be closed until law enforcement and crisis intervention agencies determined the campus was safe.

The school district administration and Superintendent Sherry Sousa worked closely with the Woodstock Police Dept., Windsor Sheriff’s Office, Dept. of Children and Families, the Hartford Police Dept. De-Escalation Team, and Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services from Hartford to investigate and determine the level of risk.

“The police took steps to confirm that there was no imminent threat to the campus,” Principal Garon Smail, Assistant Principal Cody TanCreti and Superintendent Sherry Sousa wrote in an email to update all parents and staff of the evolving situation Wednesday afternoon. “There will be a law enforcement presence on both Thursday and Friday at the middle and high schools.  Agencies are continuing to provide intervention and support to the individuals involved.”

“Administration and school counselors will meet with groups and individual students to address any stress this event may have caused and to provide additional support,” the email concluded. 

I really cannot provide you with details beyond this message,” Sousa emailed to local media correspondents.

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