Lockdown lifted at Groton’s Fitch High School

WTNH - Tina Detelj

GROTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Fitch High School was placed in a precautionary lockdown for almost three hours Friday morning after rumors surfaced of a threat to the school.

At 9:15 a.m., a student alerted administrators to a possible threat by another student. Officials immediately put the school in lockdown as a safety measure.

Police swept through the building and grounds looking for evidence of the threat. School activities continued within the building while police conducted their investigation. There were no injuries to any faculty or students.

News 8 spoke to Groton School’s Superintendent Dr. Michael Graner who says the incident was a misunderstanding. Graner says one student made a comment and another student took it seriously. He doesn’t know what the comment was, but he said it was something like “there’s a weapon.” The concerned student reported the comment to school administrators.

The school was deemed safe and the lockdown was lifted just before 12 noon. Police are continuing their investigation into the rumored threat.

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