Threat locks down Greenwich High School for 6 hours

Greenwich High School (Photo: wikimedia.org)

GREENWICH, Conn. (WTNH) — A threat prompted a school in Greenwich to be placed in lock down all day Wednesday.

According to Greenwich Police, numerous officers were on the scene of Greenwich High School to investigate a threat around 9:55 a.m. Officers urged people to avoid the area during the investigation.

Police told parents of students at Greenwich High School to not come to the school.

According to officers, Greenwich High School is the only school involved.

Shortly after 1:00 p.m., officers tweeted that lock down procedures were moving smoothly.

Around 2:30 p.m., officers tweeted that the lockdown was still in place with officers ensuring all people in the school are safe.

Police are still asking that police avoid the area while they continue investigating. They tweeted saying the threat is not a bomb threat.

As of 3:20 p.m., officers were still moving through the school. They said they did not have an approximate time for dismissal.

According to the Greenwich Police Department, the lock down was lifted around 4:00 p.m. The school began dismissing students at that time.

The investigation is ongoing. No injuries were reported.

There is no word on what type of threat prompted the lock down.

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