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Police, school officials probe alleged threats about 'harming people' at Sanborn Regional High School

Union Leader Correspondent

April 18. 2018 9:42PM

KINGSTON — Police and officials from Sanborn Regional High School are investigating a report that a student may have threatened the school.

In a message to the school community, Principal Brian Stack said high school administrators were notified Wednesday afternoon that a “student may have made threats about harming people at the high school.”

According to Stack, officials haven’t been able to substantiate the threats, but are investigating the report with the Kingston Police Department.

“As with all potential threats, we are treating these alleged threats seriously and we are investigating them with all appropriate measures. We are grateful for the outstanding relationship that we have with the Kingston Police Department and, as always, we appreciate their mutual support and dedication to providing safety and security to our school and to our community,” Stack said.

Stack did not explain how administrators became aware of the alleged threat and what it may have entailed.

Kingston Police Chief Donald Briggs Jr. also declined to offer specifics on the alleged threat.

“It involves a juvenile at Sanborn Regional High School and he allegedly made a threat at the school and at this time it’s under investigation,” he said.

Sanborn Regional High School, which serves students from Fremont, Kingston and Newton, is the latest school to investigate potential threats following the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., in February.

Nearby Exeter High School removed a student last month after he was found with an empty BB gun. That incident followed the unrelated arrest of a 16-year-old Hampton boy who was charged with criminal threatening at the Seacoast School of Technology, which is also located in Exeter and serves several districts.

The teen in the SST case was arrested following an investigation into reports that a boy told friends he was “going to shoot up” the school.

Exeter police and school officials at SST also investigated a second student described as “seriously involved in threatening behavior” that was directly related to the alleged threat to shoot up the school.

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