Police assigned to Westport schools as precaution after Fairfield threats
Published 1:22 pm, Friday, October 23, 2015
Westport school officials, seeking to allay any local concerns after a series of apparent hoax calls caused a lockdown at all of neighboring Fairfield schools Friday, issued a statement that all of the town’s school are “safe,” but officers have been assigned to each school as a precaution.
In Fairfield, a series of threatening calls — both ot the town’s 911 emergency dispatch center and directly to schools — prompted police and school officials to order a lockdown at all of the 17 public schools. After searching all of the school buildings, officials said there was no credible evidence of any threats to student safety, but as a precaution, all classes in that town were dismissed early and all after-school activities canceled.
Reacting to the scare in Fairfield, Westport’s Superintendent of Schools Elliott Landon , in a statement emailed to Westport school parents, said: “All Westport schools are safe. There are no lockdowns in effect. Business is continuing as usual.
“The Westport Police Department has elected to place a patrolman on each school campus as a precautionary measure as the result of the Fairfield public schools lock down.”