Branford, East Haven High Schools Evacuated After Bomb Threats

Branford High School and East Haven High School were evacuated Thursday morning after separate bomb threats, officials said.

Branford police said they received information that a message had been left on a high school office phone saying “an explosive device may be placed within the school facility” just before 9 a.m.

The state police bomb squad assisted Branford police in searching the school and found it was safe to reopen a short time later. Police said they are investigating the caller’s identity.

A similar situation occurred at East Haven High School. An administrator received a voice message suggesting a bomb may be on school property and called police about 8:53 a.m., police said.

The school was evacuated and the New Haven Police Department’s bomb squad swept the building. “The sweep yielded negative results for explosives and class resumed shortly after,” East Haven Police Lt. Joseph Murgo said.

East Haven police are asking anyone with information on the origin of the call to contact detectives at 203-468-3827.

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