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Social media post prompts police presence at Turn of River school

May 1, 2019

STAMFORD — Police activity is elevated at Turn of the River Middle School after a troubling post on social media, but police say there is no concrete threat.

The situation is being handled internally by the school district, but police have added extra patrols at the school, Stamford Police Youth Sgt. William Brevard said Wednesday.

“We became aware of a message on social media that could be viewed as threatening in nature and notified the Stamford Police Department, as well as Central Office,” Turn of the River Principal Brendan Fox wrote in an email to parents Tuesday night.

Fox’s message did not explain the nature of the message to parents, or say where it came from.

“The police and the district are investigating the situation. Out of an abundance of caution, there will be a continued increase of police presence at our school over the next few days.”

Nicole Holley, a Turn of the River parent, said her daughter called her from the bathroom Wednesday morning saying she was scared.

“They’re carrying on at the school as if nothing happened,” said Holley, who expressed frustration over the school’s handling of the situation.

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