Sandy Hook Elementary gets bomb threat on 6th anniversary of massacre

December 14, 2018 - 12:53 pm

NEWTOWN, CT (1010 WINS) -- Friday is the sixth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut -- the massacre that ended the lives of 20 first graders and six educators.

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It was December 14, 2012 when Adam Lanza walked into the school and opened fire before shooting himself as cops moved in. Before the massacre at the school he shot and killed his mother Nancy.

In a sickening twist, students were sent home after a bomb threat forced an evacuation of the school. Authorities say they did not believe the threat to credible, but evacuating the school made it easier to sweep the building with bomb-sniffing dogs.

Moments of silence were held in Newtown on Friday, and Governor Dannel Malloy ordered all flags to fly at half-staff across Connecticut.

The group Sandy Hook Promise was formed after the shooting by grieving families of the victims. It's released a public service announcement to help identify the warning signs of bullying and potential school shooters.

An interfaith memorial service was planned for Friday night.