Cops: Comment mistaken for bomb threat, school evacuated

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EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Police say a comment made during school was misinterpreted as a bomb threat and circulated through a Connecticut high school through text messages and social media.

Principal Vincent DeNuzzo says students and faculty at East Haven High School were evacuated Monday afternoon after the school received word of “an alleged bomb threat.” He says a third party called Monday morning saying a student was making threatening comments. Authorities deemed there was no threat around 11 a.m.

The school then received a second call from another “third party individual” saying there was an alleged bomb threat.

Police say the threat originated as a comment made during school and spread through the school. The building was cleared around 2 p.m.

Police say the incident appears to be a misinterpretation of that comment.

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