Investigation into Threats of Violence

On October 23, 2015, at 8:57 AM, the Fairfield Connecticut Police Department received a call from an unknown male who indicated he had killed people, taken hostages, had a bomb, and was going to kill more people. Officers responded to the Black Rock Turnpike address and found no activity of any criminal nature.

At 9:26 AM, an elementary school in Fairfield received a call from an unidentified male who indicated he was coming to the school with a gun. The school immediately went into lockdown.

At 9:27 AM, a High School in Fairfield received a call from an unknown male who indicated he was coming to the school with a gun. The school immediately went into lockdown.

At 9:28 AM, a High School in Fairfield received a call from an unknown male who indicated he was coming to the school with a gun. The school immediately went into lockdown.

At approximately 9:30 AM, the entire school system in the town of Fairfield was placed in lockdown. Police and Fire responded to all 27 schools in the Town of Fairfield and remained on site to assist. Neighboring communities assisted by sending Officers and Firefighters.

Based on these calls, an early, but normal, dismissal was announced. As of 3:00 PM, all students have been bussed home or turned over to a parent.

The Fairfield Police Department is continuing its investigation of these four phone calls. The Town of Fairfield has suspended all evening activities in the school system. School will resume Monday morning as usual.

Anyone with information on the source(s) of these phone calls is asked to contact the Fairfied Police Detective Bureau at (203) 254-4840.

 

 

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