Multiple Hoax School Threats Strain Bridgeport Resources

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Bridgeport police say eight bomb threats against city schools in the past week have put a strain on resources.

Each of the city’s three public high schools reported a threat on Tuesday.

All of the threats have involved phone calls or messages written on bathroom mirrors indicating a bomb will go off in the school. Four of the threats have come against Bassick High School.

Police Superintendent Paul Vallas tells the Connecticut Post  the threats appear to be hoaxes, but he says police have to evacuate the schools each time and send officers and firefighters to the scene.

Police arrested a Bassick student after the first incident, but Vallas says more than one person is responsible for the rash of threats.
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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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