A threat directed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on the sixth anniversary of the school shooting there that took the lives of 20 children and six educators  prompted the following letter from the school district earlier today.

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers, 

On this somber day of remembrance of the tragedy at Sandy Hook, I am sorry to share the news that, earlier this morning, Sandy Hook Elementary School received a threat that resulted in students being evacuated and ultimately dismissed from school.  Other schools in Newtown are reported to be in shelter in place as a precautionary measure.  Information we received suggests that both the dismissal and shelter in place have been implemented out of an abundance of caution.  We know of no imminent danger to students and staff.  

We continue to monitor the situation to determine what, if any, impact it will have on our schools.  Wilton Police Department will increase patrols in town and will have an increased presence in school buildings today.  This measure is entirely precautionary and should not cause alarm. In terms of our school day, we will conduct business as usual with no changes to the operation of our buildings.    Should things change, we will communicate with you immediately.  

Best regards,

Maria Coleman 

Director of Human Resources and General Administration