NEWTOWN, CT (WFSB) - Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown was evacuated on Friday morning, six years after one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.
The school also dismissed for the day, according to police.
The Newtown Action Alliance and police reported a bomb threat.
Police said the threat was made around 9 a.m. It was found to not be credible. Still, they dismissed the school to err on the side of caution.
The building was swept after the evacuation.
"While the sweep of the school was performed by officers it was decided by the school superintendent that in the best interest of the faculty and students, it would best to dismiss them for the day instead of allowing them to resume the day," police said.
They also said it was not related to those being emailed nationwide.
"Please stand with our community as we attempt to survive another tragic anniversary," Newtown Action posted to social media.
Six years ago, 26 students and staff were killed by a gunman at the elementary school's former location.