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Tuesday’s Basketball Game Postponed due to Online Threat


According to an NBC news article, the East Lyme vs. Haddam-Killingworth boys’ basketball game that was scheduled for tonight was canceled due to an online threat against East Lyme on the social media site YikYak. Federal and local authorities are investigating in East Lyme.

According to in this article, the threat was found on Christmas Eve, and since then local, state, and federal authorities are investigating. The threat has been removed from the social media site. An East Lyme girls’ basketball game was postponed on Monday because of the same threat. East Lyme school officials said that school will still reopen at the same time after the holiday break, and they were meeting today to discuss security.

Update 1/2/15: reports that suspect in on-line threats is set to face a judge. More details here.