Sandy Hook Elementary School students evacuated after threat


EMBARGO: Hartford-New Haven, CT A threatening call caused an evacuation at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe, CT on Wednesday morning, October 1, 2014, authorities say

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MONROE, Conn. — A threatening call has caused an evacuation at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe on Wednesday morning, authorities said.

A bomb threat was called into the school located on Fan Hill Road just after 9:30 a.m.

Students were moved to a neighboring school, police said. The students will then be dismissed from that area, authorities said.

“All students and all staff are absolutely 100 percent safe. Sandy hook will dismiss at noontime because of a low to no threat scare,” Newtown Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph V. Erardi, Jr. said in a voicemail sent to parents.

The building and surrounding area in Monroe has been searched and no evidence of a threat was located by authorities.

Police said the investigation into the threat is ongoing.

Students from Sandy Hook Elementary School are attending the former Chalk Hill Middle School in Monroe after the shooting at Sandy Hook in December 2012. Twenty-six students and staff were killed by a gunman.

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