WOODBRIDGE, CT (WFSB) – An investigation is underway after some Amity Regional High School staff members and students received a threatening email Monday morning.
School officials said the email contained a threatening message, however an investigation revealed it to not be credible.
Students were told to shelter in place as police and school officials investigated on Monday morning.
It turns out, the alleged threat said a shooting was going to happen at noon.
The email and social media posts were shared amongst students, who passed them along to their parents, who rushed to the school to pick up their kids.
“We got all the updates from the students, basically saying that something was going on,” said parent Tiffany Katz.
“Is it a credible threat? So, I had to go by whatever my son said. Obviously, you get to the school and there are police officers all over the place, it looked safe, so my initial reaction was upon seeing it, they had the situation under control,” said parent Tom Weatherly.
Students said the alleged threat came from another student's school email account.
“A bunch of kids are claiming his account was hacked, but there is no real way to be sure, but it's kind of weird because I wasn’t expecting that to be at our school," said Samantha Criscuolo, a junior at Amity High School.
An investigation is ongoing. An additional police presence will be at the school on Tuesday.