Student in custody after threat prompts lockdown at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School

TAUNTON, MASS. (WHDH) - A student was arrested Tuesday after a threat prompted a lockdown at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School, officials said.

A Massachusetts State Police bomb squad was called to the school after the student made “concerning statements,” according to state police spokesman David Procopio.

A suspicious package was found in the cafeteria but it was determined to be safe.

Taunton police also responded to the school and took the student into custody. The student, whose name was not released, will face charges.

The exact nature of the threat was not immediately clear, but Procopio told 7News that it was “likely a hoax.”

The incident is under investigation.

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