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Sandy Hook Elementary students dismissed due to bomb threat on anniversary of mass shooting

Sandy Hook Elementary students dismissed due to bomb threat on anniversary of mass shooting
Posted at 9:06 AM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 11:16:47-05

NEWTOWN, Connecticut — Elementary students at a Connecticut school where a mass shooting took the lives of 20 students and six adults in 2012 went home early today because of a bomb threat.

Police said they believe the threat made toward Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown was a hoax but cleared the school as a precaution. They did not report who was behind the threat, according to courant.com.

Police also did not say how the threat was made.

The mass shooting happened exactly 6 years ago on Dec. 14.