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Weston High School Under Lockdown After Report Of Threat

Police are searching Weston High School Wednesday afternoon after an unconfirmed threat was received.
Police are searching Weston High School Wednesday afternoon after an unconfirmed threat was received. Photo Credit: File

Updated at 2:25 p.m. WESTON, Conn. – Weston High School was placed on lockdown on Wednesday afternoon after word of an unknown threat was received.

Weston police were searching the building early Wednesday afternoon.

A Weston Public Schools official said Wednesday she did not know what the specific threat was but said the school has been placed on lockdown as a precaution. Parents will be notified of the situation and will be updated.

Weston High students were let out of school at 2 p.m. as part of an evacuation, said Jennifer Markov, secretary to Weston Superintendent Colleen Palmer. Students at Weston Middle School will be dismissed at 2:45 p.m., 15 minutes later than usual, and students at Weston Intermediate and Hurlbutt Elementary schools will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m.

Palmer told parents in a letter that all after school activities at Weston High are canceled Wednesday.