WILTON — Students at Cushing and Academy Hill Schools were evacuated about 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning after both schools received bomb threats.
The schools received bomb threats via phone calls that came in before 9:30 a.m. , said RSU Superintendent Michael Cormier.
Students at Academy Hill were transported to Cascade Brook School in Farmington while children at Cushing School were taken to Mallett School in Farmington where they will remain for the day. The schools will feed them, keep them safe and then take them home at the end of school, he said.
Just shy of 400 students were evacuated from the two schools. They were told to quickly pack up their things and get their coats before leaving the school.
Parents who want to pick up their children may do so but the school will not release any children to neighbors or friends unless they are listed on the parent's emergency cards.
The schools will not accept any blocked calls from now on at least for a period of time, he said. If a caller blocks their phone number the school will pick up the phone and immediately hang up.
Police dogs were called to the scene although Cormier could not confirm if they had arrived.
Wilton Police and Franklin County officers are on scene as are Wilton Fire Department, East Dixfield Fire Department and Farmington Fire and Rescue.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.