Connecticut town locks downs all schools following threats

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) —

All 17 public schools in Fairfield were locked down after some of them received calls from someone who made gun and bomb threats.

Police say they received a call shortly after 9 a.m. Friday about a possible armed hostage situation, but responding officers could not find the address and now believe it was a hoax.

As police were dealing with that, threats were phoned in to three schools. Officers from several surrounding towns were called in to assist.

Police checked all schools and Chief Gary MacNamara said late Friday morning that all the town’s children were safe.

School officials called off all after-school activities, including sports events.

MacNamara says the focus now is on finding those who made the threats, and whether the hoax hostage call was connected.

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