Sandy Hook Elementary School Evacuated On Sixth Anniversary Of Mass Shooting

On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza opened fire at the school and killed 20 first-grade students and 6 educators.

December 14, 2018

Police arrive at Sandy Hook Elementary after the shooting on December 14, 2012 [Wikipedia/public domain]

Police arrive at Sandy Hook Elementary after the shooting on December 14, 2012 [Wikipedia/public domain]

By: Catherine Townsend

NEWTOWN, CT — Sandy Hook Elementary School been evacuated on the sixth anniversary of the mass shooting that claimed the lives of 26 students and staff members.

Police said a threat was made to the school in Newtown, Connecticut, at around 9 A.M. Authorities determined that the threat was not credible. But police dismissed students for the day as a precaution, according to WFSB.

On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza came into the school, opened fire, and killed 20 first-grade students and 6 educators. Lanza had fatally shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, before going to the school. After police surrounded the school, he killed himself.

“Please stand with our community as we attempt to survive another tragic anniversary,” Newtown Action posted on social media.

Police said the threat is not tied to the recent string of bomb threats around the nation.

Read more: CBS New York, WFSB

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