NEWTOWN, CONN. (PIX11) — In a town traumatized by an unspeakable murder-suicide that ended in the massacre of innocents — 26 little boys and girls and their teachers, someone thought it would be the perfect time to call in a bomb threat during Sunday mass at a local Roman Catholic church, where the townsfolk have been going to grieve since Friday’s nightmare began.
The monsignor of St. Rose Of Lima Roman Catholic Church says he got a phone call, the person on the other end telling him, “I’m coming to kill, I’m coming to kill.”
The church was evacuated right then and there.
Published reports say state troopers, armed police in SWAT gear and first responders rushed to the scene, where ambulances were at the ready. The church is just about a mile from Sandy Hook Elementary School, the scene of the massacre, where authorities say some of the victims were reportedly shot as many as 11 times.
It’s the worst shooting of school-age kids in U.S. history.
According to the Associated Press, Trumbull police officer Deborah Metz gave the all-clear about an hour later, after police searched the church and adjacent buildings, ironically — one of them the St. Rose Of Lima School.
Authorities say the church will remain on lockdown for the rest of the day.