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Windham High students being released after threat causes lockdown

Officials said the lockdown was police directed. Eastern Connecticut State University has also issued a shelter-in-place notice.

WINDHAM, Conn. — Students at Windham High are being released two classes at a time after a threat put all schools in town on lockdown. 

Schools in Windham had been placed on a police directed lockdown due to a security breach Wednesday morning, according to school officials.

Officials said the threat included of a picture of a gun posted on social media. Two students are being questioned in the incident.  

In a message on the schools website, officials said that the lockdown was out of an "abundance of caution" and have instructed other public schools to lock down in the area. 

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"Good morning Windham Community, Windham High School and Central Office are in a police-directed lockdown. Out of an abundance of caution, police have also instructed other Windham Public Schools to lock down. If you have not already dropped your student(s) off, please do not arrive on campus until directed to do so, per the police department," the school's website said.

Eastern Connecticut State University has also issued a shelter in place order for the campus, saying that there was a firearm incident at Windham High  School, which is located across the street. 

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Police or school officials have not released additional information at this time.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates. 

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Doug Stewart is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at dstewart@fox61.com.

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