Sandy Hook Elementary Evacuated, Dismissed Over Bomb Threat on Shooting Anniversary

Sandy Hook Elementary School was evacuated following a bomb threat on the sixth anniversary of the mass shooting that left 26 people, mostly children, dead, CBS Boston reports.

Newtown police said the school received a bomb threat at around 9 am and the school was evacuated.

Students were dismissed from school for the day even though police determined that the threat was not credible.

On December 14, 2012, gunman Adam Lanza killed his mother, Nancy, before going to Sandy Hook Elementary where he killed 20 first-grade students and six adults. He then killed himself as police closed in.

Threat comes one day after rash of bomb threats:

The Sandy Hook threat came a day after schools, hospitals, and businesses around the country receive bomb threats and payment demands.

“Threats were reported across the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand,” CNN reported. “Universities, courthouses and newspapers received them. It was unknown if the threats were identical…. Recipients were reported to have received an email saying that there was a hidden bomb that would detonate unless the sender received a bitcoin ransom. It's unclear whether everyone who got a threat Thursday received the same email.”

Sandy Hook remembered:


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