NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Visitors were barred from Newtown High School in Newtown, Connecticut for the afternoon Tuesday, after school officials discovered a threat on social media.
Schools Superintendent Joseph Erardi sent an email to parents Tuesday notifying them of the lock-in at the high school.READ MORE: Judge Lifts Temporary Pause On Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers And Other City Workers, Who Now Must Be Vaccinated By Monday
The lock-in allowed classes to continue on a normal schedule, but increases security and prevents visitors from entering the building.
The threat follows an evacuation last month at the temporary Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe following a threat received there. Building and grounds were checked following that threat, and no evidence of danger was found.READ MORE: 'I Want A Proper Education': Some NYC Public School Students With Medical Exemptions From In-Person Instruction Feel They're Falling Behind
The original Sandy Hook Elementary School, since demolished, was the site of the December 2012 mass shooting that took the lives of 20 first-grade students and six educators.
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