VSP investigate threat at Harwood

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VSP investigate threat at Harwood

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 4:45pm -- tim

Vermont State Police

***Update 7:25 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5***

Following investigation, the Vermont State Police identified Dick Peck, 51, of Moretown, a custodian at Harwood Union High School, as the source of the written threat. Peck was flash-cited on suspicion of misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and creating a false public alarm. He is due to answer the charges in Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, in Barre on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018.

***Initial news release, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018***

Tuesday night, Dec. 4, 2018, school officials at Harwood Union High School in Duxbury notified the Vermont State Police in Middlesex of a threat that had been discovered written on a mirror in a boys bathroom at the school.

The Vermont State Police assigned multiple investigators to the case and assigned troopers to be stationed at the school as needed, beginning when classes resumed Wednesday morning.

The investigation so far has developed no information to suggest the threat was credible, but the state police is continuing to work closely with school officials to ensure the safety needs of the community are being assessed and met.

The investigation into this incident is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Vermont State Police in Middlesex at 802-229-9191.


CASE#: 18A305605

TROOPER: Det. Lt. Jason Letourneau / Det. Tpr. James Vooris (BCI and Field Force Division)                                 

STATION: Middlesex Barracks                     

CONTACT#: 802-229-9191

DATE/TIME: Reported to VSP - 12/4/18 at 7:30 pm

LOCATION: Harwood Union High School


ACCUSED: Under investigation