MONROE, Conn. (WWLP-WTNH) – Students at the Sandy Hook Elementary School were sent home early Wednesday, due to a telephoned bomb threat made to the building. Police searched the building Wednesday, but no threat was found.
Our Connecticut sister station, WTNH-TV reports that students were evacuated to the nearby Jockey Hollow School after the threat came in, at around 9:30 A.M. Those students were then sent home at around noontime.
In a message sent to parents, Newtown Schools Superintendent Joseph Erardi said “everything is fine.” He said that the threat had “low to no credibility,” but to be safe, the evacuation and early dismissal took place.
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December of 2012, students have been attending classes at the former Chaulk Hill School in neighboring Monroe, which has been renamed the “Sandy Hook School.”