Photo: Chenery Middle School where an “incident” occurred on Tuesday which was resolved by Belmont Police.
Belmont Police will have an increased presence at all district schools Wednesday morning, May 25, after an incident Tuesday at the Chenery Middle School and yesterday’s mass killing of elementary school children in Uvalde, Texas.
At 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, Belmont Police were made aware of a social media post showing pictures of the inside of the Chenery Middle School that included comments from the poster which were deemed “concerning” to the police, according to Chief James MacIsaac.
“Officers immediately responded to the Chenery Middle School along with our Co-Responder Clinician and located the person responsible for the social media posts,” said MacIsaac in an email press release. Officers and the clinician were able to successfully address the matter.
Belmont Police would not expand on the nature of the comments in the posts, whether they could be perceived as a threat or a call for help.
“Out of an abundance of caution and due to today’s incident in Texas,” police will be at each of Belmont’s six schools Tuesday, said MacIsaac.
Also on Tuesday, the Belmont School Committee led by Chair Meg Moriarty paused for a moment of silence at the start of its business meeting to remember the 19 students and two faculty members murdered by a lone gunman in Texas earlier in the day.
Time to have the BPD at schools all day. Plus have the officers make it a normal route of the daily cruises (5/6 times a day). Unfortunately now-a-days a call for help is sometimes THE event snd too late to stop an attack.
It’s a issue of mental health and until THAT is addressed and kids get the help they need and DESERVE, it will continue.