Bomb threats reported at several schools across the state

Bomb threats were reported at several Bay State schools Thursday morning.

According to State Police, 32 schools in Massachusetts that received robo-call bomb threats on Thursday. 

State Police said each of the threats are being handled by local police and fire departments, the State Police Bomb Squad, State Police patrol and K9 units and the office of the State Fire Marshal. 

The State Police released a statement on Thursday afternoon: 

The investigation into the spate of school bomb threats is being led by the FBI with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police and the Office of the State Fire Marshal. As previously noted on various dates earlier this year, we believe the robo-call threats are delivered to targeted destinations through an online network or networks via numerous routers.

Threats were reported at:

  • Andover High School
  • Arlington Catholic High School
  • Arlington High School
  • Chelmsford High School
  • Dracut High School
  • Littleton High School
  • Melrose High School
  • Methuen High School
  • Stoneham High School
  • Tewksbury Memorial High School
  • Tyngsborough High School
  • Woburn Memorial High School

State Police did not disclose all of the affected schools for tactical purposes. 

The State Fire Marshal released a statement on Thursday regarding the threats: 

The State Police Bomb Squad is aware of multiple school bomb threats via robo calls this morning. Communities are following the established protocols that we have been training on across the state to assess each threat and the appropriate local response. The MSP Bomb Squad is responding to certain communities where appropriate. I am not aware that Ludlow is one of those, but things are unfolding rapidly.

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