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After West Hartford Police Investigation of Threat, ASD Campus Deemed Secure [Updated]

Gallaudet-Clerc Education Center at the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford. Submitted photo (we-ha.com file photo)

West Hartford Police responded to the campus of the American School for the Deaf on Tuesday morning on a report of an ‘unverified threat.’ [Updated 1:45 p.m.]

By Ronni Newton

Operations have returned to normal at the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, but police said they are continuing to investigate a threat made Tuesday morning.

Just after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said the threat at ASD had been “determined to be unfounded,” and added that there was no threat to the public.

“Earlier this morning, we learned of a threat made against our campus. ASD’s security procedures were immediately executed and the West Hartford Police Department was notified,” Liz DeRosa, the director of Institutional Advancement told We-Ha.com early Tuesday afternoon.

“After a thorough search, the campus was deemed secure and the threat was cleared. All students and staff are safe and we have resumed normal activity,” DeRosa said.

West Hartford Police earlier posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, that there was a police presence at ASD investigating the reported threat.

Further details about the nature of the threat were not provided. While the area has been cleared, police said Tuesday afternoon that they will actively continue their investigation.

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