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Two Plainfield schools locked down following threat meant for Indiana

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PLAINFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

Two Plainfield schools were placed into lockdown for a threat aimed at a town with the same name in Indiana.

Plainfield High and the Shepard Hill Elementary School were placed into lock down Thursday morning. The lockdowns were lifted around 10:15 a.m.

Plainfield police said around 8:30 a.m., they received a call from the Vernon Police Department reported a threat supposedly directed at the high school.

It referenced opening fire and setting off pipe bombs throughout the school.

Plainfield police said they positioned officers at all of the schools throughout the town.

With the help of police in South Windsor and Vernon, however, they later determined that the threat was not meant for schools in Plainfield, CT. 

Police said it appeared the threat was aimed at Plainfield, IN and was re-posted on social media by a person in Connecticut. They said it was posted to Instagram by someone in South Windsor.

Plainfield police were able to confirm with FBI officials in Indiana that the threat was meant for schools in that state.

At this point, they said the South Windsor resident did not make any threats himself, as it was a re-post.

They are still investigating.

Parents in Plainfield, CT were notified of the situation around 10:15 a.m., police said. 

Police said they are taking the threat very seriously.

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