Sandy Hook Elementary students dismissed due to bomb threat on anniversary of mass shooting

Posted: 11:06 AM, Dec 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-14 16:23:07Z

NEWTOWN, Connecticut — Elementary students at a Connecticut school where a mass shooting took the lives of 20 students and six adults in 2012 went home early today because of a bomb threat.

Police said they believe the threat made toward Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown was a hoax but cleared the school as a precaution. They did not report who was behind the threat, according to

Police also did not say how the threat was made.

The mass shooting happened exactly 6 years ago on Dec. 14.