MILFORD, CT – School Superintendent Anna Cutaia and City Police Chief Keith Mello released additional details on Tuesday about the reasons for increased police presence in schools.
Below is the full text of the letter:
Dear Members of the Milford Public Schools Community,
Last night Milford Public Schools issued a letter to parents in the district advising them that there will be an increased police presence at schools in the district starting today (09/13/2022). This decision was made through collaboration between Milford Public Schools and the Milford Police Department.
This decision was made due to information shared with us while treating a young adolescent patient in the care of mental health professionals. This patient is not a student in the district but lives in Milford, and mental health professionals do not classify this patient as a threat. No particular threats were made against schools in the district.
As a precaution and to reassure students and staff, the presence of our agents will be increased.
Thank you for your support as we continue to work together to keep our school communities safe.
Dr. Anna M. Cutaia, Superintendent
Milford Public Schools
Keith Mello, Chief of Police
Milford Police Department