17 schools were locked down in Fairfield about 20 miles south of Sandy Hook today after phone calls threatening violence with guns or bombs
Police from several towns rushed to schools in Fairfield, Connecticut on Friday morning after at least three of the town’s 17 public schools received phone calls from someone threatening violence with guns or pipe bombs.
All the public schools were placed in lockdown for around two hours, and some private and parochial schools went into some level of secure mode as well.
Police went into high alert around 9 a.m. when a man called them, claiming he was at a home on Black Rock Turnpike and had killed his girlfriend, was holding a hostage, and was in possession of guns and pipe bombs.
Officers responded, shut the street down, checked all the houses and determined there was no such address.