Earlier today, Westport police were called to Temple Israel. Preliminary reports say there were concerns about 1 or 2 people with weapons. Apparently, none were found.
The temple was the site today of a “Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Women’s Luncheon.” IDF officers — including an Israeli Air Force captain — were to discuss the roles of women in that country’s military. It appears that 1 or 2 people planned to disrupt the event.
Nearby Coleytown Middle School was locked down as a precaution.
Coleytown Middle School principal Kris Szabo sent this message to parents:
This afternoon our school was in lockdown for 45 minutes at the request of the Westport Police Department for an external threat at Temple Israel. All ended well and our students returned to Homeroom where they were given an opportunity to debrief and ask questions. We thank the Westport Police Department for its immediate reaction and concern for the safety of all our children.