BRATTLEBORO — An 18-year-old Brattleboro Union High School student will not face charges after police say they received multiple reports that he made threats to hurt people at the school.
The first reports came in about 9 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release from Brattleboro police Friday. The threats were made during the school day and heard by multiple students, the news release said.
Brattleboro police Capt. Mark Carignan said Friday afternoon he could not release details about the nature of the threats.
Carignan said police interviewed the student Thursday night, and determined he did not have access to any firearms.
Police consulted with the Windham County State’s Attorney’s Office, which determined that the criminal threatening statute would not fit this case and that no charges should be filed.
Witnesses were interviewed and searches were conducted, including on social media platforms, and Brattleboro police said the investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Carignan said that the student did not go to school Friday, and that a social worker will be assigned to the student and will work with him as long as he is enrolled. High school officials were not available Friday afternoon for further information on the student’s status.
School was not canceled, according to Carignan, and additional officers were on campus Friday. Carignan said the campus was cleared without incident as of afternoon pickup time.