Superintendent Winfried Feneberg
114 Cougar Court
New London, NH 03257
For Immediate Release
Friday, Aug. 23, 2019
Contact: Jordan Mayblum
Email: [email protected]
Statement of Kearsarge Regional School District Superintendent Winfried Feneberg Regarding Social Media Threat
NEW LONDON – Superintendent Winfried Feneberg reports that the leadership of the Kearsarge Regional School District has today been notified that a former student of the school district has been arrested by New London Police after he allegedly posted a threatening social media message toward the school district.
According to police, the 20-year-old male suspect was arrested on Thursday, after the FBI forwarded police information that the suspect allegedly posted an image of himself online on Aug. 9 holding what appeared to be a firearm warning students not to go to school “tomorrow.” The message did not specifically mention the Kearsarge Regional School District, but is believed to have originated from the suspect’s home in New London.
Classes begin on Tuesday Aug. 27 at Kearsarge. Police and school officials take all threats against the school community seriously.
Superintendent Feneberg has been in contact with New London Police Chief Edward Andersen and Sutton Police Chief Jonathan Korbet. At this time, there is not believed to be any danger to the community. Out of an abundance of caution, students, faculty and staff will notice an increased police presence at the schools when classes begin next week.
“The safety and security of our students and employees is paramount, and we take all threats seriously,” Superintendent Feneberg said. “While we do not believe there is an active danger, we will take all precautions to ensure safety during the start of the school year.”
Anyone with concerns or questions is always invited to contact the district by calling 603-526-2051.