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Police investigate threats at Avon High School


The Avon Police Department has launched a criminal investigation after threatening graffiti directly at teachers was found at the high school Thursday.

Students told Eyewitness News that graffiti was located on two walls in the boys restroom, and police add the threats were aimed at school staff.

The threats also mentioned destroying school property, and used racial slurs and anti-Semitic remarks.

Classes continued Friday morning, but police officers were present during the school day.

The threatening messages did not trigger a school lockdown Thursday.

In a letter to parents, Avon's superintendent stressed that while at no time was the safety or security at Avon High School compromised, police are not taking the incident lightly and are conducting a criminal investigation.

"Kids don't really think about the consequences of their actions," said Nicole Horen of Farmington. "Sometimes they think in the moment, they think it's funny and don't realize there can be serious consequences for what they do."

However, residents were upset to learn the details about the incident. 

"Just horsing around and doing something stupid. I hope that's what it was," said resident Russ Doeg. "Avon is a better place than that."

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call police at 860-409-4200.

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