Woodstock middle high school closes after threat

Woodstock Village Police Chief Joe Swanson, right, walks through Woodstock Union High School's main entrance while sweeping the building for an undisclosed threat in Woodstock, Vt., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. Officers from his department and the Windsor County Sheriff's office were at the school, which was closed for the day. (Rick Russell photograph)

Woodstock Village Police Chief Joe Swanson, right, walks through Woodstock Union High School's main entrance while sweeping the building for an undisclosed threat in Woodstock, Vt., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. Officers from his department and the Windsor County Sheriff's office were at the school, which was closed for the day. (Rick Russell photograph)

Published: 02-14-2024 7:49 PM

Modified: 02-14-2024 10:05 PM


Woodstock Village Police Chief Joe Swanson, right, walks through Woodstock Union High School’s main entrance while monitoring the building after a death threat was made against a teacher by a student on Wednesday. The threat was reported to police by the student’s family, and mental health crisis clinicians from Health Care and Rehabilitation Services met with the student and his mother at the Woodstock Police Department, Swanson said. No arrest was made, and the clinicians determined that there was not an active threat to the school or community. With a delayed start due to slippery road conditions already in place, classes were fully called off after school administration learned about the threat, said Sherry Sousa, superintendent of the Mountain Views Supervisory Union. Classes will resume on Thursday, and there will be law enforcement present at the campus at least through Thursday.

Yesterday's Most Read Articles

Missing Dartmouth student’s body found in Connecticut River
Dartmouth faculty censures college president over response to protest
Search for missing Dartmouth graduate student ends tragically
Rivendell superintendent departure adds to district’s challenges
Affordable apartments slated for vacant city-owned land in Lebanon
NH Cold Case Unit searches Newport property