Lockdown lifted at Mary T. Murphy School in Branford - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Lockdown lifted at Mary T. Murphy School in Branford


An elementary school in Branford was placed in lockdown Friday afternoon as a precaution for a short period of time.

According to police, an argument occurred at a home near the Mary T. Murphy School.

When officers arrived at the home, the people involved in the dispute had left.

Police told Eyewitness News that they placed the school in lockdown to prevent anyone from seeking refuge in the building.

Police also believe that the people involved in the argument are no longer in Branford.

"Most of our information that was developed by responding officers indicates the suspect fled to New Haven," said Branford Police Chief Kevin Halloran. "However it is imperative to ensure no one sought refuge in the school."

The Mary T. Murphy School was in lockdown for a brief period of time, but as of 2 p.m., the lockdown has been lifted.

"The timely coordination and response of the BPS and the BPD was outstanding as safety is paramount." said Superintendent of Schools Hamlet Hernandez in a statement.

Police made it clear to Eyewitness News that the students are safe and there is no issue at the school.

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