Threat About a Gun Prompts Early Dismissal, Lockdowns at Windham, Conn. Schools

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Schools in Windham have been placed into lockdown and Windham High School is dismissing early on Wednesday after a threat about a gun on social media, according to district officials and police.

Superintendent Tracy Youngberg posted on the district's Facebook page that police directed administrators to place Windham High School and the Central Office in lockdown.

Out of an abundance of caution, police asked that all other Windham Public Schools go into lockdown, according to Youngberg.

Police said the lockdowns and dismissal are due to a picture of a gun on Snapchat.

Police at the scene told NBC Connecticut they were interviewing two students in connection with the incident, but have since said no one has been interviewed at this point.

According to Eastern Connecticut State University, Windham High School received a credible threat about a gun.

Later in the morning, Youngberg said Windham High School was dismissing early and officers were escorting students off campus.

Willimantic, Eastern and State Police are currently searching the high school.

All other Windham Public Schools are remaining in lockdown until further notice.

Eastern Connecticut State University had issued a shelter-in-place order, but it has since been lifted and the university has resumed normal operations. Classes will resume at 12 p.m.

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