Second person arrested for school threat


GREENFIELD — City police detectives on Friday arrested the second person involved in a social media threat toward Weston Elementary School that was posted on July 18.

Everyone involved with the social media threat has now been arrested, according to a news release from the Greenfield Police Department.

The identities of the people involved will not be released.

“While we are still under a court order and cannot discuss details of the case, we want everyone to know there is no ongoing threat to Weston Elementary School or any other school in the Greenfield-Central School system,” the GPD said in the release.

Both people involved have been arrested and are under supervision. The GPD added that it continues to work with the Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation to ensure the safety of all its schools. School resource officers and school safety specialists from the schools have been reviewing policies, protocols and practices to keep children safe.

“This has been, and will always be, a priority for all of us,” the release states. “Don’t be surprised to see extra officers at the schools on Monday.”

Greenfield-Central Schools now have a new anonymous reporting system in place called STOPIt. The program allows anyone in the community to report things they hear or see to the school safety teams, including law enforcement, quickly and easily. The app can be downloaded on smartphones and the online tool can be accessed at to report directly to the school. You can also call 911 to report threats directly to law enforcement.