Littleton schools threat deemed hoax no danger to students

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LITTLETON — The Littleton Police Department and Littleton Public Schools announced on Feb. 16 that the threat made toward local schools earlier this week was a hoax and there is no credible danger to students, faculty, or staff.

The investigation began after School Resource Officer Megan Wodzinski was alerted around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, to two social media messages warning of someone bringing a weapon to a school in Littleton on Wednesday.

Authorities have identified a Littleton High School student and another juvenile from outside the Littleton area as the individuals behind the hoax.

Officer Wodzinski led the investigation with support from Littleton detectives and a Massachusetts State Trooper assigned to the FBI Anti-Terrorism/HART Unit.

Deputy Chief Jeff Patterson expressed gratitude to Wodzinski for her dedication to the safety of Littleton students. “A huge thank you to SRO Wodzinski, who worked tirelessly to get to the bottom of this case,” Patterson said. “We are glad to have determined that this threat was not credible and will continue to ensure that all students and staff at Littleton feel safe at school.”

In response to the incident, counseling services will continue to be available for all students at Littleton schools.

Superintendent Kelly Clenchy commended the police for their diligent work. “We are so appreciative of the members of Littleton Police, whose persistent work on this investigation created a positive resolution,” Clenchy stated. “Our partnership with our public safety personnel is essential to the ongoing success and safety of our District.

Thank you again to all who were involved in bringing this case to a close.”

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