Police officers providing security at CVU after shooting threat

Champlain Valley Union High students arrived at school to find members of the Hinesburg Police Department on duty after a shooting threat.

Champlain Valley Union High School
Champlain Valley Union High School

According to police, they received information at 9:30 p.m. last night, Wednesday, May 25, that a Burlington High School student threatened to “shoot up the school.”

The father of a CVU student said the Burlington High student made the threat against his daughter, her friends and the school.

Although the student claimed he had a handgun, when Burlington Police went to his home, his parents said he doesn’t own a handgun.

In a release, the Hinesburg Police Department said officers would be at CVU when students arrived and would “provide heightened coverage for the rest of the day.”

The Vermont State Police, the Hinesburg Police Department, the Burlington Police Department and CVU are still investigating the matter.