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Thomaston High School students, staff were in lockdown for brief period of time

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Thomaston High School was on lockdown for a brief period of time on Thursday. (WFSB) Thomaston High School was on lockdown for a brief period of time on Thursday. (WFSB)
THOMASTON, CT (WFSB) -

Thomaston High School was placed in a lockdown on Thursday morning after a student made a statement that he had a weapon. 

The initial report was a student told another student that he had a weapon, according to Superintendent of Schools Francine Coss.

After the administration learned about the conversation, no one was allowed to enter or exit the building on Branch Road around 7:30 a.m.

The Thomaston High School staff and police investigated the incident. Coss said no weapons were found on school grounds.

Coss said authorities determined that there was “never a threat to Thomaston High School and that the student who had made the statement made it injudiciously.”

However, the unidentified student, who made the statement, was removed from Thomaston High School.

Police are continuing their investigation off school grounds.

The lockdown lasted about 20 minutes and was lifted just before 8 a.m. 

Parents were notified by Coss of the lockdown.

“The collaborative response by Thomaston High School staff and Thomaston Police is laudable,” Coss said in an email to parents on Thursday.

Coss said the student that reported the incident to the office “should be commended.”

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