East Hampton High School evacuated due to threat - WFSB 3 Connecticut

East Hampton High School evacuated due to threat

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EAST HAMPTON, CT (WFSB) -

East Hampton High School was evacuated for a brief period of time, due to a threat found inside of the building on Monday morning.

The security measure was reported just before 10:30 a.m.  

Interim superintendent Mark Winzler said students were taken to St. Patrick's Church, which is down the street. The superintendent said all the students were uninjured.

Police searched the high school with a K9. The building was deemed safe and the students walked back to the school.

Classes have resumed and students will be dismissed at normal time, Winzler said.

Winzler said they planned to not dismiss early because students who drive themselves left their bags and keys inside the school.

The parents of the East Hampton High School students were notified via voicemail about the evacuation. 

State police are investigating the threat. Winzler said he could not comment any further on the investigation because of the “ongoing investigation.”

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