Classes resume at Ansonia High after online threat

ANSONIA, Conn. (WTNH)– Classes resume in Ansonia Wednesday following a school closure because of a threat posted online.

When schools reopen there will be extra security. Some of it visible, some of it not. Police and school officials are taking no chances after this threat was made.

That threat was posted on an app where users can remain anonymous. Police say it said something to the effect that someone was sick of being bullied and there was going to be a shooting.

Related: Ansonia Public Schools to reopen Wednesday with increased security

That threat prompted schools to go into lockdown on Monday. All schools in Ansonia were then closed Tuesday. Right now it’s unclear if it was a legitimate threat or if someone just wanted to put it out there to cause concern.

Tuesday night a meeting was held at Ansonia High so parents and staff could get an update on the investigation. As you can imagine a lot of people nervous about all of this. Especially after what we’ve seen happen in Connecticut and across the country in recent years. Local leaders say enough is enough.

“This is no longer a prank or a laughing matter. This is a very serious matter that wrecked tremendous physiological havoc on our children, on our educators and the parents sending their kids to school and hoping they are going to be safe,” said Senator Tony Hwang.

Related: Ansonia schools will be closed Tuesday after possible threat made

Again, school will resume Wednesday morning, amid added security through the rest of the week. Police say they are getting help from the company who developed the app where the threat was made in hopes of tracking down who’s responsible.

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