Police investigating threat to Milford, Bridgeport Boys and Girls Village facilities

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MILFORD — Police confirm that the Boys and Girls Village facilities in Milford and Bridgeport were evacuated due to bomb threats.

Milford police said a parent sent a text to director through an app with a threat saying if their child did not receive services, that no child would receive services. Police swept the Milford campus and students are being allowed to return.

The State Police Bomb Squad is heading the Bridgeport campus to search the facility. They have cleared Milford, and students and teachers have resumed their day.

Officials said, “Boys & Girls Village (BGV) received a text message this morning warning that an explosive device had been placed at one of our facilities. Upon receipt of the threat, BGV staff immediately notified law enforcement and carried out a safe and orderly evacuation of its facilities.

Law enforcement responded promptly and has declared all facilities clear of any threat. All Boys & Girls Village staff and students have returned safely and have resumed their normal daily activities.”