After DHS Student Posts Pic with (BB) Gun Online, Principal Says No Threats to DHS or Students

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After a picture was posted online by a Darien High School student showing the student with a gun — which turned out to be a BB gun — Principal Ellen Dunn assured parents on Wednesday that “no direct threats were made toward the school or any DHS student.”

Dunn’s email, sent at 2:07 p.m., also said, “Our school student resource officer and the Darien Police Department were involved immediately and we are confident that they are handling this matter appropriately. ”

Here’s the full text of Dunn’s email to parents:

Dear Families,

Earlier today, it came to the High School Administration’s attention that a DHS student posted an image online, last evening, holding a weapon that has now been determined to be a BB gun.

No direct threats were made toward the school or any DHS student. Our school student resource officer and the Darien Police Department were involved immediately and we are confident that they are handling this matter appropriately.

We want to emphasize that at no time was there a weapon on school grounds nor were any students in danger during the school day.

Please be assured that we take these matters very seriously and that every effort is taken to ensure the safety of our students.

As you know, social media spreads images quickly within a school community and may have raised concerns for individual students.  Our Guidance and Student Services Department, our school resource officer and our administrative team at DHS are available for any student, as always, who requires our support.

Sincerely,

Ellen Dunn

Principal

Darien High School

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