West Shore Middle School closed today because of threat

West Shore Middle School is closed today because of a "low credibility threat," school officials said Wednesday.

The Milford Police Department released a statement mid morning, saying that it is is actively investigating a complaint regarding a threat made through social media concerning the West Shore Middle School community.

"Investigators are working to identify the source and credibility of the threat, which is believed to be low at this time," police said in a prepared statement. "The Milford Board of Education has suspended school services at this location for June 10 to ensure the safety and security of students and staff. The police department will continue to support the Board of Education with this situation."

In addition to the four School Resource Officers, the police department will be providing an increased police presence and assistance to the schools in Milford.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Milford Police Department Detective Division at (203) 877-1465, email mmoreno@ci.milford.ct.us or visit  “Crime Tips” tab to report the information by text, mobile app or email.