Police to be on CVU’s campus following potential threat

WCAX talks with CVU High School Principal.
Published: May. 26, 2022 at 4:35 AM EDT|Updated: May. 26, 2022 at 7:37 AM EDT
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HINESBURG, Vt. (WCAX) - Police will be on campus Thursday at Champlain Valley Union High School after a reported threat by a student.

According to Hinesburg Police, the father of a student at CVU told them a student at Burlington High School threatened his daughters, her friends, and the school Wednesday night.

The father says the student threatened to “shoot up the school” and said he had a gun.

An investigation is underway after a student is accused of threatening to shoot up a Hinesburg school.

Burlington Police went to the home of the student and were told by his parents he doesn’t own a gun.

Principal Adam Bunting tells us he is grateful the student spoke up and says Thursday will be all about making sure the students feel safe.

“Our students who are going to be highly anxious, given some of the tragic events, and of course making sure we are safe as possible. We’ll have the Hinesburg Police here today, we’ll have our teachers out, we’ll have our counselors out and faculty and just making sure we are supporting one another and making sure we are reacting appropriately to it,” said Principal Bunting.

Hinesburg Police say the potential threat is still under investigation, but they will have a presence at the school when students arrive, and will have heightened coverage throughout the day.

The threat comes as tensions are on high on many campuses following this week’s deadly school shooting in Texas and a threat uncovered last week at Montpelier High School that was revealed on Wednesday.

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