Police investigate threat to PHS, determine no 'imminent danger'

Principal notifies parents via e-mail Sunday night

Posted 12/8/19

PORTSMOUTH — The Police Department has investigated a student’s alleged threat to Portsmouth High School and has determined there it not “imminent danger,” according to Principal Joseph Amaral.

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Police investigate threat to PHS, determine no 'imminent danger'

Principal notifies parents via e-mail Sunday night

Posted

PORTSMOUTH — The Police Department has investigated a student’s alleged threat to Portsmouth High School and has determined there it not “imminent danger,” according to Principal Joseph Amaral.

At about 6:45 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, Mr. Amaral sent the following e-mail to parents:

A message from PORTSMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL

Minutes ago we received a tip concerning one of our students who allegedly made a threat against the school. We are responding and the police have been notified and are currently investigating the threat. We will update you as new information becomes available.

Not long after that e-mail was sent out, another one arrived in parents’ inboxes:

The Portsmouth Police Department has investigated the school threat and determined there is not an imminent danger. Portsmouth police will have a presence on campus tomorrow and the PHS internal safety protocols will be in place to reassure students' safety. I want to thank those students, teachers and parents who "saw something and said something." It is because of this vigilance that actions can be taken to keep our school community safe.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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