New Canaan School Under Heightened Security After Unknown Threat

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    A school in New Canaan was under heightened security Thursday afternoon after an unknown threat, according to police.

    Police responded to Saxe Middle School at around 1:30 p.m.

    According to Mary Kolek,  the superintendent for the New Canaan Public Schools, a staff member at the school found information inside the building that was considered potentially threatening in nature.

    The New Canaan police conducted an investigation and the school was placed on precautionary lockdown, said Kolek.

    After a thorough search, police deemed the school to be safe and secure. Classes will resume Friday.