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Norwalk High School dismisses early due to investigation

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Norwalk police were at Norwalk High School for an investigation on Tuesday. (Sen. Bob Duff) Norwalk police were at Norwalk High School for an investigation on Tuesday. (Sen. Bob Duff)
NORWALK, CT (WFSB) -

Police are at Norwalk High School on Tuesday morning for an investigation into a possible threat

According to police, around 10:43 a.m., a student informed a staff member that they "believed they heard someone pulling the slide back on a handgun in a men's room" earlier that morning. 

Police said at no time were any threats made or did the student see a firearm. 

The School Resource Officer and an extra duty officer conducted a search of the men's room and immediate area. 

No evidence was found during the search.

A shelter in place order was issued and no one was allowed on campus.

During that time, investigators conducted interviews, reviewed security footage and start an action plan. 

Parents picking up their students were asked to do so at the American Legion on County Street, across from the school.

"Out of an abundance of caution, there is an early dismissal [Tuesday] at Norwalk High only beginning at 1:30 p.m." the school system posted to Twitter. "Buses will be available. No after school activities or evening programs [Tuesday]. Our thanks to students & staff [Tuesday] for following the procedures we have practiced."

Once the school was empty, it was searched with the assistance of the Stamford Police Bomb Squad K9 Unit. 

No guns were found during the search. 

Police said no arrests have been made and non are expected at this time. 

The Norwalk High School staff is in the process of conducting secondary classroom, locker and backpack searches. 

School will start at the normal time on Wednesday. 

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