Sandy Hook Elementary evacuated on anniversary of mass shooting

NEWTOWN, Conn. (WVIT/NBCNC) – Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut was evacuated Friday morning after receiving a bomb threat on the sixth anniversary of the mass shooting that left 26 students and teachers dead.

Newtown police say they received a call around 9 a.m. local time that a bomb was at the school.

Officers were sent to the school and conducted a search as a precaution, but do not believe the threat was credible.

The school was evacuated as a precaution and students were sent home for the day.

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