Conn. Police respond to Yik Yak threat

Police in Somers, Conn. assigned to schools after an anonymous threat was made on Yik Yak app.

SOMERS, Conn. (AP) — Police are being assigned to schools in Somers, Connecticut after an anonymous threat was posted online.

Officials say the threat was made over the Yik Yak app and suggested a school shooting. Authorities did not release the text of the threat.

The original post was removed and police said they don’t know when it was made. Police posted a counter-measure on the social media app alerting followers to a school shooting threat.

Last December, East Lyme police worked with the FBI to solve a vague online threat in which someone posted that “East Lyme better get ready for a hail of bullets.” A suspect was arrested days later.

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