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Bomb threat has parents questioning school policy

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Nov 23, 2012 at 9:10 AM

A bomb threat was on the minds of many of the audience members at this week's New London board of education meeting.

The threat had come to the school as an e-mail around 11:15 a.m. Monday, and the students were immediately evacuated and authorities notified.

It was soon determined the threat was a hoax that came from a student from within the school, and classes resumed.

Questions from parents included why they were not notified until several hours after the incident and what is the school’s policy during emergencies such as this.

Superintendent Carol Girton said once police were on the scene, they were in charge and determined the course of events. She and board members agreed to review emergency policies.

A story about this and other matters discussed at the New London school board meeting was published in Friday's Reflector.

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