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Social media post prompts police response at Bridgeport school

BRIDGEPORT -- A disturbing photo posted online via the social media app Snapchat provoked a heavy police response at a high school in the Park City today -- but it appears the post may not have originated with a student there.

This morning about 11 a.m. students at Central High School were circulating a photo of what appeared to be fellow student holdnig rifle and saying he was 'going out with a bang'.  Bridgeport Police spokesman Av Harris says the student who was the suspect was immediately located and detained, and  'as a precaution a perimeter of the campus was set up' by the police department's patrol division.

School Security, principals, and Student Resource Officers swept the building as a precaution. FOX61's Esther Katro reports that parents were notified of the lock down, and several arrived at the high school on Lincoln Boulevard to make sure their children were safe. The lockdown was lifted a short time later.

But police said this afternoon that upon further investigation they determined that the threat had actually been generated at Clovis High School in New Mexico, where authorities investigated and apprehended a suspect.

Then, another Bridgeport school, Bassick High School, received a bomb threat. Students were evacuated while police searched the campus. After the investigation by Bridgeport Police Department, all students were able to return to the school without incident.

A phone blast regarding both incidents was sent to parents of Central High School and Bassick High School students.
As a precautionary effort, all School Resource Offficers remained on the campuses until dismissal.