‘Specific' Graffiti Threat Scrawled in Bathroom Prompts Lockdown at Connecticut High School

A graffiti threat scrawled on the wall of a girls bathroom in a Connecticut high school prompted a lockdown for hours, authorities say. 

Greenwich High School, at 10 Hillside Road in Greenwich, went into lockdown Wedensday afternoon after someone found graffiti "specific to a time and location," police said at a news conference Wednesday evening. 

School security was notified at around noon, and because the time indicated in the threat was approaching, the lockdown was ordered as Greenwich police responded. 

"I heard screaming behind me so I turned around and I saw all the freshman section just running," junior Alejandra Lieva said. "So I started running and everyone kinda spread out to different places."

Police moved through the school, ensuring that all students and teachers were safe. Students were patted down and backpacks were checked, police said, while parents were urged to stay away during the lockdown. 

"The policeman came to search us and our bags," junior K.J. McClintock said. "Everyone was going to be killed fourth lunch and I was fourth lunch." 

The lockdown was lifted just before 4 p.m. No one was hurt, and the investigation was continuing. 

Officials said no other schools were involved.

No arrest has been made, and police wouldn't say whether they've identified the student behind the threat. 

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