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.
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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.