Report of Armed Person at Stanton Elementary in Norwich Was False: Cops

Norwich police responded to Stanton Elementary School in Norwich on Thursday morning after receiving a call reporting an armed person in the school and said it was a false report.

Police said they received a report at 11:46 a.m. that an armed person was in the school at 386 New London Turnpike, determined it was a false report and confirmed there was no threat after searching the school.

The school was placed is in lockdown and there was conflicting information about whether students were sent home at 12:45 p.m. for a pre-scheduled early dismissal or kept later, but school officials said on Thursday afternoon that students were sent home on the early-dismissal schedule.

No one was injured.

Norwich police are investigating the threat and ask anyone with information to call the Norwich Police Department at 860-886-5561 or to call the anonymous tip line at 860-886-5561, extension 500.

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