Greenwich High School Lockdown: Full Story & Must-See Details

Greenwich High School in Connecticut is on lockdown following some type of threat, according to Greenwich police.

What Happened?

An unspecified threat was made against Greenwich High School, leading to a lockdown. Police are on the scene and there are no injuries. Authorities have said they were not responding to a bomb threat.

Parents are asked to not go to the school and residents are urged to avoid the area while authorities investigate. No other schools are affected. Numerous officers were called to the school around 1:00 P.M. EST.

UPDATE 4:01 P.M.:  The lockdown is over, according to Greenwich PD.

GHS LockDown is over. No injuries. GPD inv stigation cont. Dismissal will be followed per BOE transpo plan Thank You for your cooperation.

— Greenwich PD PIO (@GreenwichCTPD) March 29, 2017

You can follow a student live during the lockdown on periscope.

Follow this student live during the Greenwich high school lockdown on periscope. #greenwich https://t.co/0BXraFq6As

— Mitchell Kreuch (@mkreuch) March 29, 2017

“Lockdown procedures are moving smoothly,” Lt. Kraig Gray, a police spokesman, said. “Please avoid the area.” The Greenwich PD originally tweeted out a notification of the lockdown.

Greenwich High School is in LockDown based upon a threat Numerous officers are on scene no one injured. Avoid the area during investigation.

— Greenwich PD PIO (@GreenwichCTPD) March 29, 2017

Due to "threat" at Greenwich High, school is on lockdown. There are no injuries and all are safe. Police advise not to go to GHS.

— Greenwich Sentinel (@gwchsentinel) March 29, 2017

#BREAKING Greenwich High School on lockdown following suspicious incident. Police on scene. No immediate threat to students/public @News12CT

— Lauren Fabrizi (@LaurenFabrizi) March 29, 2017

“All students are safe,” Kim Eves, a Greenwich Schools spokeswoman, said. “No other schools are involved. Do not go to the high school.” Normal dismissal time (2:15 P.M.) will not be observed due to the lockdown.

#Greenwich High School may dismiss more than an hour later than usual. #CT https://t.co/fcJg7OnnV6

— Kristin Hussey (@kristinhussey1) March 29, 2017

Because of lockdown, #Greenwich High School will not dismiss at normal 2:15pm time; waiting until "we are certain that it is safe." #CT pic.twitter.com/OqbTRPIMid

— Kristin Hussey (@kristinhussey1) March 29, 2017

Police are expected to brief the press on the incident shortly.


Greenwich High School

Greenwich High School serves grades 9-12 and houses 2,687 students. It has been ranked among the top 100 U.S. high schools by Newsweek 12 times since 2003.

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