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Ansonia schools closed on Tuesday following threatening post

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All Ansonia Public Schools dismissed early on Monday. (WFSB) All Ansonia Public Schools dismissed early on Monday. (WFSB)
Police were at Ansonia schools after an "anonymous post" was made on an after school app. (WFSB) Police were at Ansonia schools after an "anonymous post" was made on an after school app. (WFSB)
ANSONIA, CT (WFSB) -

All Ansonia Public Schools are closed Tuesday after police said a threatening "anonymous post" was made on an after school app. 

The administration said all four public schools in town were placed on "lockout" Monday afternoon. Police said the "lockout" came after an “anonymous concerning statement” was made on a social media website about Ansonia High School. 

Police said there was "no direct threat." 

Students were dismissed at all four public schools around 2:15 p.m. Police were on scene of all schools before and during dismissal. 

"They called a 'code red' at the end of the day. We all had to get into the back of the classroom, the lights were shut off and the doors were locked and we just waited to see what happened," said student Joseph Forleo.

Ansonia schools also canceled all after-school activities for Monday.

No one was allowed to enter the schools following the dismissal and police said all buildings will remain on "lockout" at this time. 

On Monday, school Superintendent Carol Merlone decided to cancel school for Tuesday to be safe.

Vincent Forleo, who is a father for three, said he supports the decision.

"I'd rather have the kids safe. Let him sit home and get some homework done," Forleo said.

Police have not named any suspects at this time or explained the language used in the threat.

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