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Bomb threat forces evacuation at Sandy Hook on 6th anniversary of shooting massacre

Newtown, Conn., police do not believe the phone threat received is credible, but children were sent home as a precaution.

On the sixth anniversary of the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a bomb threat called into police forced evacuation of students from the school and cancellation of classes.

NBC News reports that Newtown, Conn., police received a call at about 9 a.m. that a bomb had been planted at Sandy Hook, which has been rebuilt since the Dec. 14, 2012, attack that left 26 students and teachers dead.

Police went to the campus and conducted a search as a precaution, but do not believe the threat was credible.

The school was evacuated as a precaution, and students were sent home for the day. 

The 2012 attack took the lives of  20 first-grade students and six educators at the school. Gunman Adam Lanza shot his mother to death before going to the school and opening fire. He shot himself as police closed in.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that U.S. and State of Connecticut flags should be flown at half-staff today in remembrance of those who died at Sandy Hook.

 “The unthinkable tragedy that occurred on this day will forever have an impact — not only here in Connecticut, but throughout the entire nation," Malloy says. "The heartache we feel for those [whose] lives were taken all too soon will never leave, and our sympathy for each and every family member who lost a loved one will forever remain. I think about these innocent, young children and generous, kindhearted educators every single day. I will always keep them in my prayers."

 

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