NORWALK — Searching the empty hallways for an open door. Huddling in the corner of a dark classroom. Hoping a sibling in another part of the school is safe.
The stress and anxiety that students and staff at Norwalk High School experienced over the past week due to multiple threats, an evacuation and two lockdowns will likely stick with them longer than it took for the Norwalk Police Department to find the individual responsible for all of it.
“It is very difficult to get on with the business of teaching and learning in the aftermath of such an event,” said Mary Yordon, president of the Norwalk Federation of Teachers. “Three times in less than a week is overwhelming for all involved — staff, students and families.”