NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown's schools superintendent says a bomb threat phoned in to the Sandy Hook School that forced its evacuation was "complex," but was considered "low to no threat."
The News-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1rGyLYL that Superintendent Joseph Erardi told about 100 parents at a meeting Wednesday night that the decision to evacuate the school was made at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday after speaking with police. The threat was phoned in at 9:30 a.m.
He said evacuating the school was precautionary.
Several parents praised faculty and staff for managing the evacuation as a drill. Children were not aware of the bomb threat.
A gunman fatally shot 20 children and six educators at a previously used Sandy Hook School in December 2012. That building has been demolished and a school in neighboring Monroe is being used.
Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com