GPD: Social Media Post about Students with a Gun Deemed Untrue; No Threat to GHS or the Community

On the night of Feb 27, Greenwich Police were made aware of an anonymous social media posting that alleged that there was a group of Greenwich High School students who might be in possession of a gun.

According to Greenwich Police Captain Slusarz the posting caused grave concern among the community.

An investigation by the Police Department was immediately conducted and it was deemed that the allegation was not true.

“Currently, there is no threat to the Greenwich High School or the community,” Slusarz said.

“The Police Department and the Board of Education take these types of complaints very seriously,” Slusarz added. “In the event of a threat to any of our schools, students, or staff the Police Department should be contacted directly and immediately.”

A statement from the school district’s director of communication, Jonathan Supranowitz said the district was aware of the anonymous posting on Facebook Tuesday evening.

“We were in contact with that person last night and this morning and made them aware that we thoroughly investigated the allegations and discovered them to be unfounded, absent of any facts,” Supranowitz said, adding that the district plans to remind all students and families at Greenwich High School that the proper and responsible way to report any issues to school officials is to utilize “Anonymous Alerts” on the school’s website, notifying a school administrator directly, or contacting our partners at the Greenwich Police Department.