In a letter sent to parents, Branford High School principal Lee Panagoulias addressed rumors that had been spreading that a former student had made threats against the school. His note:
Dear Parents and Guardians:
We take the safety of our students and staff as our top priority. Given the recent tragic event in FL, it is important that I dispel a rumor circulating that threats were made against students. We have no facts supporting this assertion. At no time on Thursday were students or staff in danger and no threats were made yesterday or have been made against any individual or group of students for today. It is important we support our students, especially during times when they feel unsettled. Please know as a regular practice we review our emergency safety plan and procedures. As always your support is essential to ensuring the BHS community is safe learning community.
Lee Panagoulias Principal Branford High