Welcome to the Superintendent's Corner. My name is Dr. Jay Badams, Superintendent of Schools for the Hanover, Dresden, and Norwich School Districts. I will use this area to keep you up to date on important topics that are happening around our Districts.
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Good Morning SAU 70 Staff and Families,
This morning multiple law enforcement agencies in our region received phone calls reporting threats at local schools. .Unfortunately this pattern included us. The Hanover Police Department received a concerning phone call which triggered our HHS campus to enter into a “Shelter in Place.” They promptly came to the school and investigated and have determined that this is a hoax. Students remained in classrooms and learning continued while HPD responded and were able to determine that the campus is safe and secure. The police did sweeps of the building, and will continue patrols around the school for the remainder of the day.
Out of an abundance of caution, Hanover High School will have a closed campus for the remainder of today, Thursday March 2, 2023. This means that if a student needs to leave for an appointment or for the day they can do so. We would ask if possible to have students coming back to be escorted by a parent or guardian. We are limiting students coming and going as they normally do with open campus. This will allow the police to monitor us a little more closely today.
Everything in school is happening as normal for the rest of the day.
Thank you to our students and staff for remaining calm as the police did their work and thank you for your understanding.
I would again like to thank the Hanover Police Department for their response and clear communication, and for their continued presence throughout the day. I would also like to thank our HHS administrators, and entire staff for keeping the safety of our students and school community at the forefront. It is concerning that we have to deal with hoaxes that cause distress and harm however I am thankful for systems that we have in place and for our responsive community.
Superintendent of Schools