HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — News 8 has confirmed that a juvenile has been detained after a bomb threat was reported at Kennelly School in Hartford Wednesday.
The scene has since been cleared. Students at Kennelly School who were evacuate have now returned to the classroom.
“A student did make a threat of a bomb. We followed all of our protocols we activated, responses were there, and within in an hour and 45 minutes, the situation was cleared,” said Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Superintendent of Hartford Public Schools. “We take these — as you can imagine — all of these threats very seriously.”
Officials said in a press conference following the incident that the threat came into Kennelly through one of their social media platforms, Gaggle. They say the platform flagged the threat.
Officials say their investigation revealed the student was joking.