Police investigate threats to Hartford public schools – NBC Connecticut


Hartford police are investigating a series of threats against the city’s school system.

The threats come after a school nurse was placed on administrative leave for her alleged comments about LGBTQ+ students in a Facebook group. She also released private and personal details about a specific student, the school district said.

Since the suspension was announced, the district said there have been hostile, vulgar, and even threatening messages, emails and phone calls they have received in recent weeks.

In a police report obtained by NBC Connecticut, a protest took place over the weekend with parents of students and members of the Proud Boys holding signs citing the suspension of the school nurse who was placed on administrative leave at the Kinsella Magnet School.

“Since the story was originally reported by local media, there has been biased, hostile and dishonest coverage from a select group. These stories have challenged district medical policies, alleged that the district is indoctrinating our students and accusing district staff members of criminal behavior,” according to the district spokesperson.

The school district spokesperson said the allegations made are not true. No medical procedures occur in the district without parental consent, according to the district.

“It’s illegal. By HPS policy 5152Written medical clearance signed by parents or guardians and a medical provider is required for all medications administered in schools. No medication, including non-prescription, is administered by HPS staff without a medical release form signed by a parent or guardian,” the district said.

The district received threatening emails and phone calls, some of which were directed to the district superintendent with reference to personally identifying information.

The messages are being investigated by the Hartford Police Department.

Hartford Public Schools tells NBC Connecticut that the investigation into the suspended nurse remains an active investigation and she remains on administrative leave.

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