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Bomb Threat Empties Wilton High School

A bomb threat led to the evacuation of Wilton High School early Wednesday afternoon. Police said school officials notified them of the bomb threat at about 12:20 p.m., and the school was evacuated shortly before 1 p.m.

After searching the building and detecting no evidence of a bomb, police gave the go-ahead for students, teachers and other staff to return.

In a message to parents at 1:35 p.m., Principal Tim Canty said there was a bomb threat but said activities resumed at the school after police completed a search.

"I am writing to inform you that we learned today of a bomb threat here at Wilton High School," Canty said. "The high school administration immediately contacted members of the Wilton Police Department to thoroughly conduct a threat assessment."

Canty declined to say how the bomb threat was made because "this is a criminal investigation, and I cannot comment on the specific details."

"Police personnel consulted with school administrators to determine an appropriate response," he state. "As a precaution, we conducted an emergency evacuation. Wilton High School administration followed all protocols defined for an emergency situation. School administrators and maintenance personnel thoroughly searched the building for suspicious items during the evacuation. It was determined that it was safe for students and staff to return to the building."

Canty said school officials were cooperating with police to determine who made the threat. "We are working closely with the Wilton Police Department as they conduct a criminal investigation of this situation. If you have any information regarding today's incident, please contact a high school administrator or the Wilton Police Department."

Canty added in the message that "we anticipate that all activities at Wilton High School will proceed as scheduled for the remainder of the day and evening."

As a student or teacher at the school, do you feel safe returning to Wilton High School on Thursday? Leave a comment below.

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