Police respond to bomb threats at several Massachusetts schools

Police responded to bomb threats at several schools in Massachusetts on Monday. 

School officials responded to threats at the following schools: 

  • Brookline High School
  • Brighton High School
  • Hopkinton High School
  • Charlestown High School
  • Boston College High School
  • Marlborough Public Schools
  • Stoneham High School
  • Billerica Shawsheen Technical High School 
  • Billerica High School

Marlborough Public Schools announced on it’s Facebook page Monday morning that the main office had received a robo-call bomb threat. 

"Although the threat did not appear to be credible, police and fire officials were contacted and responded in accordance with district safety protocol," the Facebook post said.

Students were evacuated as the building was searched. No suspicious packages were found and students then returned to class.  

According to Stoneham Police, the high school also received a bomb threat. After the building was check, the incident was considered a very low threat. 

The State Fire Marshal released a statement on Monday about 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. Once responses are complete, we’ll work on  compiling a list.

Police responded to Charlestown and Brighton high schools around 8 a.m. Both schools were placed into safe mode for about 90 minutes while police investigated. According to school officials, classes continued but students were not allowed to move around the building. 

Boston Police determined the threats made to both schools were not credible and classes will continue throughout the day. 

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