UPDATE: Caller Says Bombs Implanted at High Schools, Man With M16 Rifle Heading to Elementary School
Updated 2:10 p.m.
CTPost.com reports that the anonymous caller said he put a bomb at Fairfield Ludlowe High School, pipe bombs planed at Fairfield Warde High School and a man with an M16 assault rifle headed to Holland Hill Elementary School.
The students have been dismissed early and are safe. Police have not found any evidence of any threats. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call (203) 254-4840.
Updated at 11:57 a.m.
All 17 of Fairfield schools are preparing for an early dismissal after Holland Hill Elementary, and Ludlowe and Warde high schools received phone call threats, according to CTPost.com. The schools' "lockdown" status was changed to "lockout" at 11:15 a.m., which means no one is able to enter or leave any of the buildings.
Police are at every school, but haven't been able to confirm any threats.
High schools will dismiss at 11:45 a.m., middle schools at 12:40 p.m., and Elementary schools at 1:40 p.m. CTPost.com reports that all after school activities have been canceled.
An unidentified male caller, who claims to have hostages and says he has already killed his girlfriend, called several Fairfield schools and threatened to come there with a gun prompting police to put all 17 schools in a state of lock down.
CTPost.com reports that “officials sounded skeptical of the call,” but are taking every necessary precaution. Police said they received the call from the unidentified male around 9:05 a.m. who said he has a pipe bomb, a shot gun, and is willing to kill himself.
Police said they were given an address of 285 Black Rock Turnpike which doesn’t exist. Police are canvassing in that area and going door to door. They have also secured an area on the Black Rock Turnpike.
CTPost.com reports that the number was non-traceable and that officials think the false address is an attempt to send emergency responders to a false location, which is known as “swatting.”
Schools are ready to evacuate students from school, if necessary; extra local police have been called in; and the State Police, as well as Bridgeport and Fairfield department have been notified.