West Haven High School evacuated after ‘suspicious bag’ found

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Published: Jun. 27, 2022 at 10:54 AM EDT
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WEST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) – West Haven High School was evacuated Monday morning after what police call a “suspicious bag” was found in the main building.

West Haven police and the Connecticut State Police Bomb Squad responded.

Police said all students and faculty were taken to secure locations.

“Upon completion of the buildings inspection it was deemed safe and we released the building back to the Board of Education,” police said. “We apologize for any inconveniences this caused, however, we must take all incidents of this nature serious to maximize the safety of our students and faculty.”

School officials said nothing credible has been found with the threat.

All of the students are safe and accounted for, the school said.

Parents who have students in camp or class at the school will receive a phone call.

“We have busses staged nearby to take students home as soon as WHPD gives the all clear,” West Haven Public Schools said.