Extra police will be at Lincoln Middle School in Meriden as a precaution after a Facebook threat that appears to have come from Florida.
Meriden police said they were alerted around 7:30 p.m. on Monday about a possible shooting at a Lincoln School, which was supposedly scheduled to take place during the school day on January 26.
The post, which appeared on Facebook, made a threat toward “Lincoln students” and police investigated and determined that the threat was made in Tallahassee, Florida.
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Police then contacted the Leon County Sheriff’s Department in Florida and confirmed that they were investigating the threat that originated from their, according to Meriden police.
The Meriden Police Department has assigned police officers to Lincoln Middle School to alleviate any concerns that parents might have about the confusion the post has created.
“At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that the threat was directed toward Lincoln Middle School in Meriden, CT,” police said in a statement.
Meriden is not the only school district to add police because of this threat.