WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — West Haven High School was deemed safe by authorities after a “suspicious item” prompted an evacuation on Monday.

According to police, West Haven’s Emergency Reporting System received a call from someone reporting a suspicious bag inside the school’s main building.

This prompted an immediate response by members of the city’s police department and the Connecticut State Police Bomb Squad.

The school was immediately evacuated, according to police, and all students and faculty were kept in safe and secure locations.

Upon completion of a building inspection, police said it was deemed safe and the building was released back to the Board of Education.

“We apologize for any inconveniences this caused, however, we must take all incidents of this nature serious to maximize the safety of our students and faculty,” West Haven police said.

The incident is being investigated by the West Haven Police Department Detective Division.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.