Report of threat prompts extra patrols at Platt High School in Meriden

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MERIDEN — Police determined a reported online threat Wednesday night by a Platt High School student was unfounded. 

Still, as a precaution, on Thursday patrol units conducted extra checks around the Platt campus on Coe Avenue, said Sgt. Michael Boothroyd, department spokesman. 

Principal Daniel Corsetti said he received word from Platt’s school resource officer about an online threat at around 7:20 p.m. Corsetti sent out a notification to families through the ParentSquare app shortly before 9 p.m.

Details regarding the nature of the  statement, where it appeared and whether any individuals faced potential criminal charges were not available. 

Officials said Thursday otherwise it was business as usual at Platt. 

“Students and staff have done a great job looking out for one another and acting in a safe manner,” Corsetti said.

“The police did a great job addressing this situation right away,” School Superintendent Mark Benigni said. “We thank the Meriden Police Department for their terrific partnership and always being there to keep our schools and students safe.”


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