**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
Due to a recent, non-credible social media threat circulating across the country regarding the possibility of persons dressed as clowns appearing at schools this Friday, October 7th, the Hartford Police Department will be taking extra security precautions and have a heightened presence at all Hartford District Schools on Friday and throughout this weekend’s homecoming festivities. It is important to note that while this threat is believed to be a hoax to take advantage of national fear, and there is no actionable information to indicate any Hartford schools would be targeted, the Hartford Police Department takes the safety and wellbeing of our school children and school staff very seriously. We would also like to remind children and staff to report any unsafe or suspicious behavior.
Major Braedon S. Vail
Deputy Chief of Support Services
Hartford Police Department
812 VA Cutoff Road
White River Junction, Vermont 05001
802-295-9425 or 802-478-1939(direct)