Ansonia Schools to Address Concerns About Threat During Meeting

After school activities are also canceled.

Ansonia schools remain closed on Tuesday, the day after an anonymous post on an after school app indicated a possible threat and school officials plan to address concerns during a board of alderman meeting tonight. 

The city put all four of its schools on lockout at 1:15 p.m. on Monday and canceled all after school activities for the day after learning of the potential threat, according to a statement on the school department website.

Dr. Carol Merlone, Ansonia's school superintendent, said the post was made in reference to Ansonia High School, though police said it was unclear which school might have been the subject of the posting.

Police responded to all schools on Monday to ensure students were safe as they were being dismissed and all students were dismissed without incident, police said.

Merlone decided to close all Ansonia Schools today and said the decision was made " in conjunction with law enforcement."

A Facebook post on the Ansonia Public Schools page on Tuesday morning said the school district, Mayor David Cassetti and Police Chief Kevin Hale are inviting parents to a brief community update at the beginning of a special Board of Aldermen meeting at 7 p.m. at the Ansonia High School.

"The update concerns the reported threatening incident that occurred yesterday afternoon. In an effort to keep you informed and our children safe, this update will provide you with the latest information available.Please make every effort to attend this important community update at 7 p.m. in Ansonia High School, and of course the special meeting of the Board of Aldermen regarding the budget," Merlone wrote in a statement.

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