WAREHAM — In what school officials are describing as “a concern with a bus,” Wareham Middle School students were evacuated from school buses during afternoon dismissal Monday.

At approximately 2:43 p.m. Monday afternoon, parents received a robocall stating that bus dismissal had been delayed about 30 minutes “during a situation that arose at dismissal time.” Parents were directed to the department’s website, warehamps.org, for further updates.

About an hour later, the following update was posted on the school department’s website, from Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood:

Thank you for your patience as our dismissal from school was delayed today.

As we began dismissal, a message was received indicating a concern with a bus. As WMS students were on the bus, the decision was made to unload and returned students to the building. WHS students remained at the high school during this time as dismissal had not started at WHS.

Wareham Police and Fire Departments were notified and searched all buses before re-loading our students for afternoon dismissal.

Our thanks to the Wareham Police and Fire Departments for their assistance and to all of you for your understanding as we all work collectively to provide our students with a safe and secure environment.

Dr. Shaver-Hood

Calls placed to Wareham Public Schools, the Wareham Police and Wareham Fire Department by WBSM have not been returned at this time. There is no indication as to what led to the “concern.”

Earlier this year, Wareham High School and Wareham Town Hall were evacuated due to a bomb threat received via email.