Abington Schools Evacuated After Bomb Threat

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ABINGTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Students in Abington Public Schools had their Monday morning disrupted after school officials discovered a bomb threat there.

Superintendent Peter Schafer said students in the town's middle and high school had begun to arrive at school when town officials ordered an evacuation. The students were moved to other school campuses as part of the district's Emergency Response Plan. PreK students hadn't come to school yet. Schafer did not mention if the town's elementary schools had been threatened.

Abington Fire and Police, and the State Police Bomb Squad swept the schools in a search for a bomb, but didn't turn up with anything. The buildings were cleared by 9:00 AM and students were allowed back in the buildings.

Schafer said Abington Police are searching for the origin of the bomb threat and promised to hold the person who called it in responsible.

The threat comes after several Universities across the northeast, including Brown University and Cornell University, all received unfounded bomb threats on Sunday, according to the AP.

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