Two CT high schools placed in lockdown due to threats | Connecticut News

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NEW HAVEN/HAMDEN, CT (WFSB) – Two Connecticut high schools have been placed in lockdowns due to threats.

New Haven police said just after 10 a.m. that out of an abundance of caution, Wilbur Cross High School was in a lockdown.

School officials said the lockdown was in response to reports of a possible gun in the building.

Police said someone told them that a person was seen walking toward the building with a gun.

“Students and staff are safe and temporarily on lock down as safety protocols are being executed. Wilbur Cross is temporarily in lock down and all other school across the District are operating normally,” New Haven schools spokesperson Justin Harmon said.

The principal said students will be dismissed early.

Investigators locked down the school and began searching every classroom, but at this point, they believe the call was inaccurate. It’s unclear right now though if the caller just made a mistake or if this was a hoax.

“What I will say is if this is a hoax and this is untrue we will do an investigation and we will make an arrest,” said New Haven Police Chief Renee Dominguez.

In Hamden, just before 10 a.m., Eli Whitney Technical High School was placed in a lockdown after a parent discovered a social media threat referring to the school.

CT State Police said a lockdown was initiated and police responded to the school.

This comes as Hamden High School cancelled school last Friday, and Monday and Tuesday due to an online threat.

Stay with Channel 3 as more information becomes available.

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