Oh no. Students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School were forced to evacuate after an anonymous caller threatened that there was a bomb on campus. How scary.
The very same school that endured a horrific shooting in Dec. 2012 is making headlines again. Authorities evacuated Sandy Hook Elementary School on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in fear of a bomb threat. After receiving a scary phone call at the start of the school day, students and staff members were left with no choice but to vacate the premises as a safety precaution.
Sandy Hook Elementary School Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat
The poor people of Monroe, Ct. experienced a terrifying incident once again today.
At around 9:30am, Sandy Hook Elementary School received a phone call threatening the students and staff with a bomb on their temporary campus, reports Eyewitness News.
As you remember, this is the same school where 26 lives were lost after Adam Lanza opened fire on students and staff members alike in Dec. 2012. When classes for Sandy Hook Elementary students resumed in Jan. 2013, they resumed at the Chalk Hill School in Monroe — approximately seven miles from SHES.
After the bomb threat was made, students were moved to a neighboring school to continue classes while authorities swept the premises. Thankfully, the campus came up clean and no possible threats were found.
Because of the ordeal, the parents received an alert from the school, and Sandy Hook students were released at noon for a half day.
Thankfully, this appears to just be someone pulling a very cruel joke. Hopefully authorities are able to track the call and find the person who did this.
Newton Constructing New School Over Old Sandy Hook Property
In hopes of starting over, a brand new elementary has been planned for the property where Sandy Hook’s campus in Newton, Ct. still stands.
According to NBC News, architects have already designed a new campus and hope to start construction in spring 2015.
The decision to tear down the old school and build a new one came after parents and staff members protested the idea of re-opening it after the tragedy that took place there. Another option offered was to renovate the school, but that received backlash as well.
While it will not erase the past, a new campus will be a great start for the teachers and students of Sandy Hook once it re-opens in it’s original location.
Our thoughts are with the parents, students, and staff of Sandy Hook.
— Lauren Cox