Connecticut town locks downs all schools following threats

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — All 17 public schools in Fairfield, Connecticut 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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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