Object found in Law bathroom closed school early

School officials say an object left inadvertently in a bathroom at Jonathan Law High School by a worker led to the state bomb squad being called and the school closing early. The school has now been reopened and the object deemed non-threatening.

At approximately 12:40 p.m., a suspicious device was found in a lavatory at Jonathan Law High School, school officials said. All students and staff were immediately evacuated to the football field area. Milford police and the Milford Fire Department arrived immediately and began their investigation, according to School Spokeswoman Kathy Bonetti.

Jonathan Law students were dismissed from the evacuation area, beginning at 1 p.m. School buses were sent to the area for students who normally take the bus home. No parent pickups were permitted from Lansdale Avenue — the street directly in front of the school.

At approximately 1:25 p.m., Jonathan Law Principal Fran Thompson sent the following message to Law families and staff members:

“Just a few minutes ago, Jonathan Law High School was cleared to reopen. The object of concern was inadvertently left by an adult worker and was of no harm.”

Thompson said the object turned out to be "some type of a holistic healing device."

“I want to thank the entire school community – students and staff – for their remarkable composure during this situation,” the message said. “I also want to thank our police department and district personnel for their quick and supportive response.”

All evening and after-school activities will take place as scheduled, Bonetti said.