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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

DuPont School Social Media Threat Not Related to Delaware

Date Posted: Monday, March 19th, 2018

Newark – Delaware State Police have confirmed that a social media post regarding a planned shooting at a DuPont school is not related to Delaware.

Late Sunday evening Troopers were made aware of a threatening Snapchat post that was circulating on social media, directed at a “DuPont” school. While there was no specific reference to Delaware, the threat was taken seriously, and an investigation was immediately initiated.

Through a coordinated investigation involving Delaware State Police Youth Aid detectives, school resource officers, and analysts from the Delaware Information and Analysis Center (DIAC), it was quickly determined that the threat involved the DuPont Middle School in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and that there was no connection to any Delaware school. The Chicopee Police Department was already investigating the incident and subsequently made an arrest.

As a precautionary measure and in order to address any inquiries from parents and students there was an increased police presence this morning at AI DuPont High School, AI DuPont Middle School and HB DuPont Middle School.

The Delaware State Police continue to remain vigilant and take all threats seriously and will investigate these incidents to the fullest extent to ensure the safety of our children and the school community as a whole.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 031918 0820




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