‘Suspicious white powder’ on Torrington school playground turns out to be baking soda


TORRINGTON — The Torrington Police Department and Torrington Fire Department are investigated a report of suspicious white powder that was found on the playground at Forbes Elementary School at 500┬áMigeon Avenue and determined that it was baking soda.

The substance was tested by the DEEP and determined to be non-hazardous. The Police Department determined the substance was baking soda.

The school will be able to have a regular dismissal and end of the school day.

No streets have been closed as part of this investigation, and the investigation shouldn’t impact dismissal from school nor bus routes.