Brenner: No Danger Found After Rumors and a Threatening Message, Rumor About a Gun in School Is False
Update, 5:42 p.m.:
Rumors that a gun was at the high school on Friday are false, Schools Superintendent Dan Brenner said in an email to parents and teachers about the two incidents involving a threatening message on Friday and rumors of one on Wednesday. In part of his 4:38 p.m. email, Brenner said:
It has come to our attention that there was a rumor that a gun was present at school today. This is absolutely false. Please be assured that these incidents have been found to have no substance and that there was no threat present at any time.at 4:38 p.m.
Here’s Brenner’s entire message:
Dear School Community,
It has been an unsettling couple of days at Darien High School as a result of two unfounded threatening messages that were reported to the administration. I understand how upsetting this is to the entire school community. Our training suggests the best way to manage these situations is to be timely and forthright with information and to immediately dispel any rumors that may be circulating. With that in mind, I would like to reiterate the following facts:
On Wednesday, several students reported they heard there was a written message in a bathroom that said, “do not come to school on 3/23.”
The police, who were at the high school, investigated and assured us that DHS was safe; and,
Following our internal protocol, we emailed parents about the incident. This afternoon, a student reported that the following statement was written on a bathroom wall, “gonna shoot the school per. 6.