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Bomb threat leads to evacuation of Sandy Hook Elementary School

Posted: 6:52 PM, Oct 01, 2014
Updated: 2014-10-01 18:52:53-04

(MONROE, CT) - "It's like a punch to the stomach," that is how one parent with a child in the Newtown Public School System described the impact of one diabolical phone call.

At 9:39 a.m., a bomb threat was called into Sandy Hook Elementary School.

School officials and administrators immediately took a cautious and proactive approach of moving children to the neighboring Jockey Hollow Middle School.

School was dismissed early and parents were allowed to pick up their children.

Shortly before 1 p.m., the Monroe Police Department issued a statement.  In it they stated that "the building and grounds were checked, and no evidence of the actual threat was found. Investigation is continuing into the incident."

Residents of Newtown and Sandy Hook have remained private following the tragedy. No one PIX 11 News approached wanted to talk on-camera about the latest incident.

However, on twitter, there was some reaction. Mich out of Sandy Hook tweeted, "My nerves are shot. I can't take another morning phone call from SHS."