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Bethel Public Schools Received Complaints of a Photo ‘Representing An Act of Violence’ Placed On Tik Tok by a Student

Report by Paula Antolini, April 12, 2021, 11:55AM EDT

An email sent to parents and guardians by Bethel High School Principal Christopher Troetti last week notified them of an incident that occurred online on Tik Tok, regarding an inappropriate photo “representing an act of violence,” posted by a student, according to an email issued by Bethel High School Principal Christopher Troetti. We believe the complaint was made by parents and students, this info. to be clarified.

The Troetti letter was as follows:

“Last evening we received information that a student posted a photo on Tik Tok representing an act of violence. Upon receiving this information, we immediately followed all safety protocols and procedures including working with our School Resource Officer and the Bethel Police Department to address the issue. Please know that student safety was never at risk during this incident.

“We want to thank the students and parents who reported the matter to us immediately so we could take action. The safety and security of our students and staff is of the utmost importance to us. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

“Sincerely,

“Christopher Troetti

“Principal, Bethel High School, troettic@bethel.k12.ct.us”

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There is no further information at this time. We held up publication waiting for a response from Bethel Public Schools Superintendent Christine Carver, where we asked more questions and needed clarifications about the incident, but only received a response that said, “I will be out of the office until April 19th. I will respond to email on April 19th.” We await response from Mr. Troetti.

We will update if more information is received.

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