With school shootings haunting people’s minds, a Facebook post had Ridgefield school authorities and police scrambling early Thursday morning, Feb. 15. No risk, was the eventual conclusion.
“As a community, we maintain our safe and healthy school environments by first and foremost creating a culture of trust and communication,” Superintendent of Schools Karen Baldwin wrote in letter e-mailed to parents about 9:30 Thursday morning. “Early today, at approximately 4:30 a.m., the high school principal, Dr. Gross, was made aware by a teacher that a student had shared Facebook posts that were concerning regarding school safety. Dr. Gross contacted me and we promptly contacted the Ridgefield Police Department. The police department conducted an investigation and concluded at 6:10 a.m. that the message was benign and there was no threat or risk to the safety and security of the Ridgefield High School community.”