Students dismissed after bomb threat evacuates Danbury tech school

DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Students have been dismissed from a tech school in Danbury after the building was evacuated Monday morning due to a bomb threat.

State Troopers, Danbury police, and Danbury firefighters responded to Henry Abbott Technical High School, at 21 Hayestown Avenue, just before 9:30 a.m. for a reported bomb threat. Students and staff were evacuated, and have since been dismissed for the day, according to Mayor Mark Boughton.

Mayor Boughton says that Hayestown School, at 42 Tamarack Avenue, is also in a soft lock down.

According to Connecticut State Police Public Information Officer Trooper Kelly Grant, a bomb threat was written on a men’s bathroom wall. The threat was investigated by Troopers, and a search was conducted with canine teams, but the threat was unfounded.

Students were dismissed by 12 noon, and Troopers left the scene by 12:15 p.m. Danbury police are continuing their investigation.

Classes are expected to be back in session at Abbott Tech Tuesday.

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