GM High in lockdown; students moved to Legion

Here are links to the latest stories on the school lockdown.

– When a child’s text message of love is ominous

– Chief Cloud confirms two GM threats are related

Green Mountain High School received a call this morning, Thursday, Feb. 7, that prompted school officials to call police. The Telegraph could not determine the nature of the call.

However, shortly after 11:30 a.m., police and school administrators began moving students from the school classroom by classroom.

Students were then directed to walk down Route 103 to the Chester American Legion, where students, teachers and administrators are gathering.  The scene is orderly and calm. The driveway to the school is closed.


UPDATE: 12:40 p.m.

By 12:35 p.m., students who drove to school have been allowed to pick up their vehicles at the school parking lot and leave the premises. They are not allowed to enter the building to get any belongings, however.

And scores of parents have swarmed the legion, where they are being reunited with their children.

It is unknown if Thursday’s situation is related to one that happened on Monday, where a student and the school at large was threatened on social media. That threat prompted a police presence at the school on Tuesday, although many parents decided to keep their children home.

The Chester Telegraph is on the scene and will update this story as information becomes available.

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  1. Randy Miles says:

    I do agree with both of the top comments. We must find all ways relevant to the safety to all the kids, teachers and administrators. This is a different time from when the kids parents went to school for sure. Mental health and bullying should now be number 1 and 2 at the top of the list for making all our nations schools and all who are in them as safe as possible.

    This being said I would like to take the time to say THANK YOU to all the the teachers, administrators, Chester and State Police and Fire department. From what I saw and have read so far they all did an amazing job! With training they have gone through I could see it makes a huge difference. I would like to see a total review with rep. from every department and parents after school hours. Not to be negative but as a review or chance to talk about or change anything that would save time or maybe see something that would make sense to change? Not for just our school but for every school in our nation. I think we all need to be on the same page and share our input, as well as to hear more of the truth of what happened, Not knowing what happened is like not learning to improve. This kind of thing is not going away. As one of the parents I can tell you that communication between school and parents as well as media needs to see more improvement.

    I understand that some things can not be released but feel very strongly that there is room to improve. I also know this is not easy to talk about but feel we must if we are to keep our schools and kids as safe as possible. Thank you once again, Sincerely, Randy

  2. Howard Paul Sr. says:

    When will this madness end?

  3. William Hudson says:

    Maybe if the teachers focused on the mental health of there students instead of ignoring it. Same with the bullying. You want the scoop on these guys? Interview the students. Mental health and bullying are big issues in this school. This doesn’t surprise me.