Stamford Advocate

‘Loud bangs’ briefly put Westover Elementary in lockdown

- By Pat Tomlinson

STAMFORD — Westover Elementary School was briefly placed in lockdown Friday afternoon after a 911 caller reported hearing “two loud bangs,” police said.

Capt. Richard Conklin said the school was placed into lockdown as a precaution as police investigat­ed the area for any evidence of a shooter or shots fired.

However, police have not found any evidence to suggest there was a shooting, he said.

“We have no confirmati­on that there were shots fired,” said Lt. Michael Noto. “Someone heard a noise they thought could be a gunshot. We got no other calls of anyone hearing a gun shot.”

At 3:10 p.m., Conklin said the lockdown at the school has been lifted.

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