There will be a police presence at Howell Cheney Technical High School in Manchester after allegations that a student threatened the school.
Police initially said a student expressed a desire to carry out a school shooting, but later said the incident was not related to a gun or weapon threat to fire and a knife was recovered. The student was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
State police said a student’s family member contacted them at 6:47 a.m. and a student in emotional turmoil allegedly made threats against the school and learned the student was was going to school by school bus.
State soldiers and Manchester Police stopped the school bus and identified and detained the pupil.
State police said the incident was not related to a gun or gun threat and a knife was recovered.
The student was taken to an area hospital for an assessment and state police said there was no threat to the public.
As a precaution, there will be an increased police presence at the high school, state police said.
The investigation is still in its infancy and no further information is available.
School officials said the school was in “lockdown mode” as a precautionary measure.
They said there was a verbal threat against the school this morning, before the school started and the police were notified.
School officials said the school was being kept in “lock-out” mode out of excess of caution, meaning no one can enter or leave the school without a scheduled appointment.
No additional information was immediately available.