SUFFIELD, Conn. (WWLP) – A bomb detection team was called to Suffield High School after a student made verbal threats that he had placed a bomb in the high school Friday morning.
After a complete sweep throughout the high school, authorities say no suspicious items were found.
The Suffied Police Department told 22News in a news release that officers responded to the high school located at 1060 Sheldon Street around 9:22 a.m. to help the school’s resource officer and administration with a “distraught student.”
The student, age 17, was separated from students and staff after “becoming agitated and out of control, pushing school faculty and running out of the front of the high school,” police say.
Suffield police went on to explain that officers ran after the student and stopped him right outside the front entrance of the school. That’s when police say he student began making bomb threats towards the school.
The high school was immediately evacuated after the threats were made. Students were sent home early after police and public high school officials made the decision.
The Connecticut State Police and Suffield emergency services assisted.
Suffield high school has currently been declared safe and has reopened for after school activities. Students can also return to gather any items they may have left behind during the evacuation.
Parents were alerted during the Friday morning incident.
According to our Connecticut sister station WTNH, the following message was sent to parents via email.
This letter is to inform you that a bomb threat was received this morning at Suffield High and with the assistance of the Suffield Police Department the building was evacuated and high school students dismissed. There is no threat to any of the other buildings. All threats to our schools are investigated thoroughly. Our school is committed to the safety and education of all our students.”