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Investigation ongoing after Seymour High School placed on lockdown

Police say no firearm was found
Posted at 1:15 PM, Aug 20, 2021

SEYMOUR — The investigation is ongoing after Seymour High School administrators and school resource officers got a report of a student who possibly had a firearm on the school's campus Friday.

The school was on a hard lockdown and all students and staff were sheltered.

"This afternoon Seymour High School administrators and School Resource officers (SROs) received information concerning a possible threat to our school. Students who overheard these comments quickly reported this information," Seymour Community Schools said in a Facebook post. "At no time were any Seymour High School students, staff, or facilities in danger."

Jeremy Helmsing, the Seymour Police Department public information officer, says no firearm was located after a thorough search of the school grounds and the student involved.

No arrests have been made.

"Parents, please maintain open lines of communication with your teenagers. Our society has evolved to the point that any and every threat is taken seriously and we deal with them in a swift and definitive manner. We do not take any threat lightly and are very appreciative of students who 'see something, say something,'" the district said.