Lockdown lifted at Hartford school after threat


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– A Hartford school was in a precautionary lockdown Thursday morning after a threat was received.

Police say an email threat led Two Rivers Magnet School to go into a precautionary lockdown around 9 a.m.

Police say there was no existing threat or danger at the school but the incident is under investigation.

The lockdown was lifted shortly after it was put in place.

CREC has released a statement in regards to the lockdown:

An incident occurred this morning that affected students who attend school on the Coltsville campus and the Learning Corridor campus. During the morning commute, CREC received a threat toward the CREC Two Rivers Magnet High School from an unidentified individual. The safety of students and staff is our first concern. We take all threats of this nature seriously.

When the threat was received, we contacted local emergency response officials. We ordered that all schools located at our Coltsville and Learning Corridor sites implement security procedures. With support from police, our crisis team personnel began searching the grounds and all incoming school buses. No weapons or suspicious packages have been found.  

All threats to our school or students are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. CREC received the threat through an online remailer service that allows the sender to remain anonymous and makes it challenging for officials to trace the source. We have informed all CREC families of the incident. We are currently working with officials to conduct a full investigation.

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