Increased police presence at Westfield High School after Thursday’s threat

Some parents picked up their students from school early

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) –  There is an increased police presence at Westfield High School Friday following a threatening message that was sent in to the school on Thursday.

Westfield Superintendent of Schools Stefan Czaporowski told 22News the police activity at the school is just residual from Thursday’s incident, even though their joint investigation with the Westfield Police Department determined there was no threat to students.

Westfield High School incident determined to be no threat to students and staff

When 22News got to Westfield High School Friday morning, several parents were signing their children out of school and taking them home.

“I don’t think they’re taking it as seriously as they should, but I guess a lot of people are coming and picking their children up,” Westfield High School student Dylan Bailey said. “It’s nerve-wracking to know you can’t even be safe in your own school.”

Czaporowski said they are aware of the rumors going around, but reiterated that no one was in any danger.