FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — All public schools in Fairfield, Connecticut, have been dismissed early after a lockdown in response to phoned-in threats, and after-school activities have been called off.
Police Chief Gary MacNamara said at a news conference Friday that all children are safe. Threats were phoned in to three schools, and all 17 buildings were locked down as a precaution.
Police told parents that inspections so far have turned up no credible evidence of a threat.
According to authorities, one school received a call from a man saying he was headed there with a rifle. Another was called by a person saying there were bombs there and a third school received a call from a person saying there were pipe bombs there.
MacNamara says authorities are looking for those who made the threats.
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