With tensions high at schools all across the country following Friday's horrific mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Momauguin Elementary School in East Haven temporarily went into lockdown Monday morning after what sounded like shots being fired outside the building were heard.
The school is at 99 Cosey Beach Avenue.
Once on the scene, however, officers found that the sounds were not gun shots but instead fireworks that were set off in the area, East Haven Police told Patch.
A call and message left by East Haven Patch early Monday afternoon with Momauguin School officials has not yet been returned.
Car Fire at the High School
In addition to the lockdown, a car fire at East Haven High School, 35 Wheelbarrow Road, early Monday morning also raised some concerns.
The fire, which was reported shortly before 7:30 a.m., occurred after the vehicle began to smoke as a mother was dropping her daughter off at the school for the day, East Haven Fire Battalion Chief Andrew Carlson told Patch.
Both passengers, however, were able to get out of the car before it actually caught fire. Firefighters were able to quickly put out the blaze, Carlson said, adding that there were no reported injuries.
Although the incident is still under investigation, the battalion chief noted that there was nothing malicious about the car fire's cause, but simply some sort of mechanical issue with the vehicle.