DURHAM, CT (WFSB) - A disgruntled employee from a manufacturing company in Durham made concerning comments after being fired and it led to a soft school lockdown.
State police said the employee, identified as 46-year-old Jeffrey Wilson, made the comments before leaving the Durham Manufacturing company.
On Thursday morning around 11:20 a.m., state police responded to the company after a report that Wilson had made statements about harming other employees.
Wilson was escorted off the property and terminated shortly after.
Police said Wilson had gotten upset at work and made generalized statements about shooting other employees at the company.
As a precautionary measure, officials put Coginchaug High School and Strong Middle School into the soft lockdown because of their proximity to Durham Manufacturing.
However, they said the matter did not pose a threat to the schools.
The schools remained in a secure mode for the rest of the day as a precaution.
A weapons check showed no weapons are registered to Wilson.
Police said Wilson cooperated with the investigation and admitted to making those statements, but indicated that he had no intent to cause harm to anyone.