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Monday, June 11, 2007

Schools delayed in wake of bomb threat

Across Litchfield County schools are delaying their opening this morning by 90 minutes in response to a bomb threat received by phone yesterday at a State police barracks. According to Channel 8:

The caller did not indicate what high school or what town. Hours after the call was made, the following school districts in Northwest Connecticut decided to put off the opening bell by 90-minutes:

  • Torrington Public Schools including Oliver Wolcott Technical High School
  • Litchfield Public Schools
  • Plymouth School District
  • Regional School District #6
  • Regional School District #10
  • Regional School District #12
  • Regional School District #15
  • The Arch Bridge School in Bethlehem
  • Hartland School District
  • Watertown Public Schools
  • Thomaston School District
  • Explorations Charter School in Winsted
  • New Milford School District, no AM kindergarten

"We want to insure schools were safe and do a walk through at every school and be sure that any possible threat is eliminated before we bring students or staff in," said Litchfield Superintendent of Schools Dr. Dominick Vita.

As we've commented recently, we need to step up our level of prayer for our youth.

2 comments:

christinemm said...

On June 12 another incident took place in New Fairfield CT.

Then a phone message system glitch caused four other schools to get the bomb threat, two evacuated including an elementary school in Easton serving children in preschool aged 3 through fifth grade.

I blogged about it here with links to the media reports.

http://thethinkingmother.blogspot.com/2007/06/when-schools-automated-calling-system.html

Nick said...

Yes, I saw this... it's becoming a real epidemic. Not sure if it's worse or better that school is winding down!