Another school in the Newtown, Conn. area has been shut down after authorities became aware of an unknown threat, just days after the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
The community of Newtown, CT is still reeling from the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec. 14, and the situation is still precarious, as another school has shut its doors on Dec. 18 due to an unknown threat. The Head O’Meadow School on Boggs Hill Road closed its doors for precautionary reasons after the police were made aware of the threat.
A New Threat?
While all the other schools in the area reopened on Dec. 18, the Head O’Meadow school cancelled all it’s classes after authorities became aware of an unknown threat, reports ABC News. Students will be able to return to school on Dec. 19, after school authorities address the parents. The announcement said:
“As was predicted by the police that there would be some threats, the police were prepared and have us in lockdown, which is our normal procedure. Due to the situation, students will not come to school today. Please make arrangements to keep them home. All-Star [bus company] has been notified and will return any students already picked up.”
How frightening! Hopefully the cancellation of classes is just a precaution, as this community really cannot handle any more tragedy or scares.
Sandy Hook’s Future
As for the Sandy Hook school? Following Adam Lanza‘s shooting rampage that left six adults and 20 children dead, the school is still considered a crime scene. The district has decided that the surviving children will now attend Chalk Hill middle school in the nearby town of Monroe. Smaller desks are currently being delivered there, while volunteers have rallied to get the school prepared quickly.
It is nice to see that the community is coming together in light of the horrific tragedy, and perhaps it is best that the children do not return to their former school for the moment.
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