December 17, 2021

Dear BPS Staff and Families:

Thank you for helping us keep our schools safe by monitoring your child’s social media and reporting information to the police department which you suspect is dangerous to our school community.  As I indicated yesterday evening, a generic TikTok post was made in an effort to disrupt schools nationally.

Since last night, the national post was modified to include Branford High School and Walsh Intermediate School and reshared.  The appropriate authorities were contacted, and upon investigation, it was determined that this post did not require further action.

We continue to coordinate our response and security measures directly with the Branford Police Department and will continue to do so through this situation. BPS will open as usual today but with increased police presence in and around our schools. Further updates will be provided when necessary.

Best regards,

Hamlet M. Hernandez

Superintendent of Schools