Police presence at Holyoke High School after social media threat 


Staff Writer
Published: 11/19/2019 11:56:25 AM

HOLYOKE — Police have increased their presence at Holyoke High School for Tuesday and Wednesday following a threat made on social media. 

In a letter sent to parents Monday night, Holyoke High School’s Executive Principal Stephen Mahoney said there was an “unsubstantiated post on social media referencing a potential threat” directed at the high school for Wednesday. The letter said the threat is believed to be related to a conflict between a small number of Holyoke students and students from Springfield. 

Mahoney said that the school was working closely with Holyoke police and that additional officers will be stationed at the school “out of an abundance of caution.”

Michael Connors can be reached at mconnors@gazettenet.com. 
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