Bomb Threat at Bristol-Plymouth Regional High School Deemed ‘Not Credible’
Students are back to their regular schedules after a bomb threat was reported Tuesday morning at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School in Taunton.
Taunton Police received a call from school officials at around 10:45 a.m. that someone had written a statement on a bathroom wall that mentioned a bomb, Police Chief Edward Walsh and Superintendent Alexandre Magalhaes said in a written statement. They said the high school was evacuated "out of an abundance of caution" because the note mentioned a specific time. The note was first reported by a student to school officials, who immediately notified police.
Taunton police officers searched the interior and exterior of the facility with assistance from a Massachusetts State Police bomb-sniffing K-9 unit. The Taunton Fire Department also responded. The threat was determined to be "not credible" and no devices were found.
At around 12:30 p.m. the scene was cleared and students were allowed back in the building.
The incident remains under investigation by the Taunton Police and Bristol-Plymouth school officials.