SHS Headmaster responds to rumors of school threat

Headmaster of Shelton High School Dr. Beth Smith issued the following statement regarding rumors of there being a threat at the school on Tuesday, Feb. 20:

"I am aware that there are social media rumors regarding a threat this morning at Shelton High School. There was a police presence at the high school due to a student medical emergency. It is standard procedure for the police to respond when I request an ambulance. Additionally, I briefly met with members of the police department this morning to talk about school security and will be doing so again at 11:30 a.m. this morning. This is also standard procedure, as, after tragedies, we discuss our action plans and any necessary revisions. We also have dayshift officers in the school at different times to familiarize themselves with our building. Anyone with any questions is invited to our PTSO sponsored forum Cocoa with the Headmaster, this Wednesday night at 6:30 in the library media center.

There were no threats at SHS today, just social media reporting inaccuracies."