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Second Connecticut school goes into lockdown within one week: Greenwich High School receives threat of violence

Second Connecticut school goes into lockdown within one week: Greenwich High School receives threat of violence

March 31, 2017

By Julia Rosier '18 Greenwich High School located 22.6 miles south of Staples in Greenwich, Connecticut was on lockdown on March 29, 2017 due to a threat of violence against the school written on the girls’ bathroom wall. The school went into lockdown around noon which lasted nearly four hours,...

Threats of a shooting force Darien High School into lockdown

Threats of a shooting force Darien High School into lockdown

Kit Epstein '17, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017

By Kit Epstein '17 On Friday, March 24 at 12:30 p.m, Darien High School, located 14 miles south of Staples, went on lockdown after multiple threats of a shooting were found in writing in the boys’ bathroom. According to The Darien News, there were two different threats written on the bathroom ...

No worries after Staples lockdown drill

No worries after Staples lockdown drill

Brett Franklin, Assistant Business Manager

March 31, 2016

On March 24, the interim principal, Dr. Mark Karagus, announced on the loudspeaker, “Secure the school, secure the school,” and initiated a lockdown drill for all students and staff. The lockdown occurred during period four, and a special schedule was put in place to accommodate the lockdown. Due to the events ...

School put in lockdown to prepare for Rushdie

School put in lockdown to prepare for Rushdie

Aileen Coyne, Staff Writer

October 26, 2015

In preparation for Salman Rushdie’s visit on Thursday, October 22, the entire Staples High School went on lockdown at 4:00 p.m. All sports practices were required to end at 3:30 p.m. and many had 1:45 p.m. early dismissals in order to get a full practice in. All home games were cancelled in advan...

Violent threats initiate lockdowns and early dismissals in Fairfield Public Schools

Violent threats initiate lockdowns and early dismissals in Fairfield Public Schools

Jen Gouchoe, Web Features Editor

October 23, 2015

All 17 Fairfield Public Schools went into lockdown this morning, Oct. 23, due to supposed bomb and shooting threats. Although the police department is still questioning whether or not the threats were a hoax, the schools took precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the near 10,000 students in t...

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