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Hamden schools officials issue ‘stay put’ order after email threat

HAMDEN -- School officials are instructing students and staff to stay in their classrooms Monday morning after receiving an email threat.

Officials said in a communication with parents:

"We are currently investigated a threat we received this morning via email against Hamden High School and other non-identified locations. Hamden Police are currently investigating this matter. To ensure that we take all necessary precautions all of our schools are currently following "stay put" protocols. We will continue to keep you updated."

Police said,

"A preliminary investigation has revealed that the Hamden High School Administration, as well as the Hamden Board of Education has received several threatening e-mails.

Students are currently following “Stay Put” protocols. At this time, no one is allowed to either enter or exit the school. When necessary, police are escorting students and staff members both in and out of the school.

The Hamden Police Department Detective Division is conducting the investigation. Hamden Police is maintaining high visibility at all public schools."

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