A bomb threat discovered written on the wall in a boys' bathroom at Ridgefield High School today turned out to be a hoax, according to a message from RHS Principal Stacey Gross.
"It was investigated by school administration and by the Ridgefield Police Department," she wrote. "At this time, we do not feel it is a credible threat and no school or afterschool activities have been canceled."
Gross said this is not the first time the high school has been the target of an unfounded bomb threat.
"Each time in the past few years, the threat has coincided with the release of a popular video game and when investigated the police deemed the building to be safe," she wrote. "Today’s threat is also consistent with this pattern, as the new video game will be released at midnight."
The video game Gross referred to is Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The video game is graphic and has a rating of Mature, ages 17 and over.
"It is unfortunate that this behavior occurred," Gross said, "but we felt it was important to thoroughly investigate the incident in order to better ensure the safety of our students and staff. Please feel free to contact me at 203-438-3785 if you have any additional questions."