March 1st, 2010 | Uncategorized

Bomb scare raises alert at Coop High School

Students at Cooperative Arts and Humanities Magnet School on the corner of College and Crown streets are returning to class an hour after the police received a 911 call that a bomb was set to go off at the school, according to a report by the CBS-affiliate television station WFSB.

The Coop campus, along with nearby New Haven Academy, was evacuated at 10:40 a.m. while the bomb squad searched the building for explosives. Authorities did not find any dangerous items inside the school, and they allowed students and faculty to reenter at 11:30 p.m.. Police suspect the bomb scare was a hoax: This is the third time someone has called 911 to report a bomb threat, and all three claims came from the same telephone number, the New Haven Police Department told WFSB.