Sport and Medical Sciences Academy back in session after bomb threat

What was described as a vague bomb threat prompted a lockdown at the Sport and Medical Sciences...
What was described as a vague bomb threat prompted a lockdown at the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy in Hartford the morning of Dec. 2.(WFSB)
Published: Dec. 2, 2022 at 8:16 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 2, 2022 at 12:11 PM EST
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - The Sport and Medical Sciences Academy in Hartford was locked down on Friday morning.

Hartford police confirmed to Channel 3 that there appeared to have been a bomb threat.

Lt. Aaron Boisvert called it a vague threat that was received around 6:30 a.m.

Hartford Public Schools said the threat was through the Sandy Hook Promise “Say Something” anonymous tip line.

“In response, the school did not open and the students were not let in,” Boisvert said. “[The Hartford Police Department] responded and conducted a thorough sweep of the building with the bomb squad and bomb sniffing dogs. Nothing of concern was located.”

The school opened for the day a little before 8:50 a.m.

The source of the threat remained under investigation.