Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown Evacuated After Bomb Threat
Six years to the day since the unfathomable tragedy that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, the school has been evacuated and dismissed following a reported bomb threat.
According to the Newtown Police Department, the anxiety level in the local area is understandably high on the anniversary of that tragic day in 2012, and today's threat certainly didn't help matters.
Police say that at about 9:00 AM this morning (December 14), the threat toward the school prompted an evacuation, and while the scare has been deemed not credible, the superintendent decided to send the students and staff home for the day.
The incident comes on the heels of a number of email threats reported around the country over the past day or so, but local authorities do not believe that this situation is related.
The Newtown Action Alliance took to social media to voice their sentiments in the wake of both the tragedy and the recent threat.
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