Jonathan Law H.S in Milford dismissed early due to ‘suspicious package,’ turned out to be ‘holistic device’
MILFORD — Jonathan Law High School in Milford dismissed early Friday after a suspicious package was found, Milford police said. The “device” was found in a bathroom around 12:40 p.m. according to a statement from Milford schools.
All students were evacuated to the football field as police and fire crews arrived to investigate. Around 1 p.m., students were dismissed.
But, it turned out to be some sort of holistic device brought in by a cafeteria worker, according to Officer Mike DeVito. There is not a threat, he said.
Students were still sent home early because the process was already in place, DeVito said. The Connecticut State Police bomb squad was on the way to the scene, but was cancelled.
Parents were able to pick up students on Lawman Road, Milford police said.
The following message was sent to families and staff members around 1:25 p.m.
“Just a few minutes ago, Jonathan Law High School was cleared to re-open. The object of concern was inadvertently left by an adult worker and was of no harm.
I want to thank the entire school community – students and staff – for their remarkable composure during this situation. I also want to thank our police department and district personnel for their quick and supportive response.
As always, the safety of our school family is the most important thing. And I am grateful to report all is fine. While school was dismissed early, all afternoon and weekend activities will go on as scheduled.”