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Prank call prompts evacuation at Roosevelt School in Bridgeport

Students at a Bridgeport elementary school are safe and sound after a prank 911 call prompted an evacuation that left parents and students upset. Police said the call was made before noon on Tuesday.

News 12 Staff

Oct 8, 2014, 2:50 AM

Updated 3,541 days ago

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Students at a Bridgeport elementary school are safe and sound after a prank 911 call prompted an evacuation that left parents and students upset.
Police said the call was made before noon on Tuesday. Students at the Roosevelt School on Iranistan Avenue were evacuated, but teachers said the evacuation was carried out like a fire drill to ensure everyone would remain calm. The police presence that greeted students outside tipped them off that it wasn't a drill.
"It was scary because we had to go," said student Adrianna Camacho. "All the people in this place, and police were around and it was a big mess."
Students were brought to a nearby building that is owned by the University of Bridgeport for 15 minutes while they waited for police to evaluate the situation.
The students then returned to classes, and the day went on as usual. However, concerned parents were allowed to collect their children early. 
"When I saw the news, I said, 'Oh my God. I can't believe that could happen at my daughter's school,'" said Adrianna's mother, Marisabell Camacho. "Even at my daughter's school, it could happen. Any school, it can happen." 
School is expected to resume as normal Wednesday.


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