Officials determine white powder found in Torrington is baking soda

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Baking soda caused quite the scare in Torrington on Thursday afternoon.

Officials there responded to a school playground after receiving a report of suspicious white powder being found.

According to authorities, police and fire crews traveled to Forbes School on Migeon Avenue.

Police said the area was secured and that all students were within the school during the investigation.

Officials later determined that the substance was baking soda.

The school later had a regular dismissal.

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