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Milford SD closed Friday after 2 schools on lockdown Thursday

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

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Milford School District is closed Friday after a credible threat locked down multiple schools Thursday.

Several schools in the Milford School District were placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon after a “credible threat was made toward Milford School District schools and offices.”

The entire district is closed Friday.

The district and the Milford Police Department said they cannot comment on what the threat was at this time, but Milford High School and Milford Central Academy were put on lockdown Thursday.

“Once it was determined that the threat did not pertain to our elementary schools, they were dismissed as scheduled without disruption or harm,” the district stated. “Dismissal was delayed at the secondary campus until police could ensure safe transition of all students and staff.”

All after-school activities were canceled Thursday.

The district said it sincerely appreciates the support of staff, students and families as it navigated through the threat.

There appears to be no one harmed after the lockdowns.

“The safety of our students, staff and community is our top priority,” the district stated. “It is important to note that during a threat, we have specific protocols in place to ensure the safety of everyone on our campuses. 

“We continue to ask for your patience and cooperation allowing the district to communicate and provide direction as needed.”

The district declined to detail its lockdown protocols and safety measures for students.

District leadership and Milford Police are still investigating this situation and will communicate any additional information as needed. 

Just after 5 a.m. Friday, the district’s Facebook page announced the closure for the day.

Thomas Caffrey

Thomas Caffrey

Several parents in the comments said they wish the district would provide more details, as the lack of clarity leads to rumors.

Others said they understood the ongoing investigation leads to little information being made available to the public, and thanked the district for taking their children’s safety seriously.

On Thursday, the Milford Police also asked for public assistance in its attempt to locate Thomas Caffrey, a 59-year-old male from Lincoln, who investigators say they want to speak with regarding a terroristic threatening incident that occurred within Milford city limits.

The police have not said if this is connected to the lockdown of Milford schools. 

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