All clear given after Sandy Hook Elementary School was put in safe mode as precaution

Police stress at no time was there ever an intruder at the school.

Sandrina Rodrigues

Nov 30, 2023, 6:00 PM

Updated 225 days ago

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Sandy Hook Elementary School was put in to lockdown this morning after a threat was made, officials say.
The school system says a threat was called in to police this morning and turned out to be a hoax.
Newtown police say at approximately 9:15 a.m. they received a third-party report of a threatening message regarding Sandy Hook School.
The superintendent's office says the school was placed in safe mode as a precaution.
Newtown police quickly determined that all students and staff were safe and that the threat was not credible, but instead was similar to a "swatting" incident.
Police stress at no time was there ever an intruder at the school.
"This morning Newtown police dispatch received a threatening phone call related to Sandy Hook School. As a precaution, the school was placed in safe school mode until police arrived and investigated. The call was determined to be non-credible and currently Sandy Hook School and all other Newtown Public Schools are working under normal operations," said Superintendent Christopher Melillo.


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