NEWMARKET — A local high school student has been arrested and suspended for what police allege to be a threatening social media post.
The school district and police announced the arrest Thursday. All police would say of the post was that it threatened violence against the school.
“I am confident that both Newmarket’s schools are safe and that no current threat exists in our community,” said Police Chief Kyle True. “We continue to work diligently with the school staff, students and administrators to ensure a safe learning environment at both schools.”
Due to the age of the accused, the chief said no other information would be released.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Susan K. Givens thanked police for their quick response and said the student has been barred from school.
“Consistent with state law and the district’s policies and procedures, the student has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation,” she said.
Givens also would not discuss details of the threat citing the open investigation and age of the student.
“Safety and security of all staff and students is of paramount importance to us and we will continue to work in partnership with our police department and our school resource officers to ensure a safe school environment for all members of our learning community,” she said.