FBI investigating bomb threats at several Mass. schools
By NBP Staff | January 20, 2016, 9:23 EDT
The Massachusetts State Police announced Tuesday that police agencies at the local, state, and federal levels, including the FBI, were investigating a series of bomb threats made at schools throughout the state.
According to a press release, communities with confirmed bomb threats Tuesday were: Groton, Weymouth, Taunton, Arlington, Plymouth, Waltham, Ayer, Tewksbury, Newton, Billerica, Swampsott, Boston, Kingston and Westford (Nashoba Valley Tech). State Police also confirmed that schools in Falmouth, Bourne, Mashpee, Plymouth, Weymouth, Arlington, and Boston (Boston College High School) received threats late last week.
No bombs have been found at any location and several schools have been cleared.
State Police said some of the threats were made by phone, included automated calls. The Commonwealth Fusion Center is assisting the FBI in a coordinated investigation to uncover the source of the threats.
According to the Waltham News Tribune, FitzGerald Elementary School in Waltham was one of the schools to receive a threat, and was evacuated to a nearby church on Tuesday morning before the students finished the day at Kennedy Middle School.