School District Releases More Info on Threat

The Shelton School District has released more information on the threat of a shooting at Shelton High School that was determined not credible:

In the early morning hours of Monday January 29, 2018 an investigation was launched by the Shelton Police Department into a shooting threat at Shelton High School.  It was determined by law enforcement there was no viable threat to students or staff at any of the District’s schools. A person of interest related to the possible treat was contacted earlier today; however, no arrests have been made at this point.  While the Shelton Police Department continues to investigate the situation, there are no confirmed threats to any school. To be clear, and to refute rumors on social media, students were not in harm’s way, no schools were on lockdown and there were no guns found on campus on Monday, January 29, 2018. There was an additional police presence on campus throughout the school day today and will continue Tuesday.

During the school day today a female called Shelton High School concerned that there would be an additional threat on Tuesday. She was instructed to call 911 to report the concern; the caller failed to report anything to police. The District has reported the call to law enforcement. This is also being investigated by Shelton Police who take student safety very seriously. All credible leads are being investigated.

If parents feel the need to keep their students home they will need to contact the attendance office to report the absence.

As the investigations are ongoing we are asking that you rely on District confirmed sources of information only. Social Media, while a powerful tool for good, is currently hindering the police investigation. If you have any information about a threat to any of our students, staff or buildings please call the Shelton Police Department to report information at 360-426-4441.