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Hartford school placed in lockdown due to email threat

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Two Rivers Magnet High School in Hartford was placed in lockdown on Thursday. (WFSB) Two Rivers Magnet High School in Hartford was placed in lockdown on Thursday. (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Two Rivers Magnet High School in Hartford was placed on lockdown on Thursday morning because of a threat.

Capitol Region Education Council, which Two Rivers Magnet High School belongs to, said a threat was received from an unidentified individual directed at the school. CREC said the threat came from "an online remailer service that allows the sender to remain anonymous and makes it challenging for officials to trace the source."  

After receiving the threat, CREC said the police were immediately notified by the incident. 

Police said a gun was mentioned in the email threat. The grounds and incoming school buses were searched by the CREC crisis team personnel team with assistance from police. 

However, CREC officials and police said no gun or suspicious packages were found on the school campuses.

Police said a student was questioned and they are trying to determine if it was a joke or serious.

"The safety of students and staff is our first concern. We take all threats of this nature seriously," Julia M. Winer who is the Interim Chief of Staff/Assistant Director of Communications for CREC, said in a statement on Thursday. 

The incident remains under investigation by the Hartford Police Department.

"We have informed all CREC families of the incident. We are currently working with officials to conduct a full investigation, Winer said.

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