Lockdown at Plainfield High School and Threat – Not Plainfield Connecticut

This article was published on: 12/17/15 5:08 PM by Mike Minarsky

plainfield highOn December 17, 2015 at approximately 8:30 A.M., the Plainfield Police Department received a call from the Vernon Connecticut Police Department reporting a threat directed at the Plainfield High School. The Plainfield Police Department subsequently received a copy of a detailed social media posting indicating that a person was going to open fire and set pipe bombs throughout the high school.

The Plainfield Police Department immediately took the threat serious and positioned officers at all schools throughout the town. The Plainfield Police Department instantly issued a lockdown for both the Plainfield High School and the Shepard Hill Elementary Schools while actively investigating the threat.

With the assistance of the South Windsor and Vernon Police Departments, it determined that this threat was allegedly re-posted by a resident in the Town of South Windsor, CT prompting multiple agencies to contact the Plainfield Connecticut Police Department. The Plainfield Police Department confirmed with the F.B.I Field Office in Indiana that the FBI, Plainfield Indiana, and Danville Indiana Police Departments are still actively investigating this threat and believe this threat is solely directed toward the Plainfield High School in Plainfield, Indiana as well as in Danville, Indiana. Once this information was confirmed, all lockdowns were lifted. The student’s and the staff’s safety will always remain a priority for the Plainfield Police Department.

It should be noted that the South Windsor Police Department is investigating the repost pertaining to the High School in Indiana. At this point, it does not appear the South Windsor resident made any of the threats himself.

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