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.”

For the complete story on the Fairfield developments, read the story on the Fairfield Citizen, sister website of the Westport News, here: http://bit.ly/1jZ1g4z