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    Extra Police at Wallingford Schools After Threat

    As a precaution, police increased their presence at three Wallingford schools on Wednesday after a threat on Snapchat.

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019)

    There will be an increased police presence at three schools in Wallingford on Wednesday after an anonymous threat was posted on social media.

    Wallingford Police were notified by a family about a concerning post on Snapchat on Tuesday night.

    According to police, the threat was posted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. It contained a map with Stevens Elementary School, Dag Hammarskjöld Middle School and Lyman Hall High School with the statement, "I am going to murder someone."

    Wallingford Police do not see the threat as credible, but out of an abundance of caution, there will be an increased police presence at all three schools on Wednesday, Wallingford Public Schools Superintendent Salvatore Menzo said in a statement.

    He also said the phones at Lyman Hall High School are only partially working. School officials said calls can be made out from the school, but calls cannot be received into the school.

    If you need to communicate information to Lyman Hall High School, you're urged to send and email or call 203-949-6500.

    School officials said they will continue to disicipline those found responsible for such posts to the highest extent they can.