Police increase presence at Norwalk High School following firearm complaint


(WTNH) — Police and school officials put Norwalk High School into ‘Protect-In-Place’ on Tuesday after a firearm complaint.

According to authorities, a student heard someone pulling a slide back on a handgun in a men’s bathroom around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police say the student did not see a fire arm and no threats were made.

Official say Norwalk High School was placed into ‘Protect-In-Place’. They say students were not allowed to leave the campus or their classroom and no one was allowed to enter campus.

Police say a search of the men’s room and the immediate area was conducted. As a result, they say officers didn’t find anyone or any evidence.

Authorities say after students were dismissed early, city police along with the Stamford Police Bomb Squad K9 Unit searched the school for firearms, but none were found.

The Norwalk Police Department says no evidence was found, no arrests were made and none are expected at this time. The department says additional officers will be assigned to the high school throughout the day Wednesday.

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