Taunton School Evacuated After 'Threatening Note' Found On Bathroom Wall

TAUNTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School in Taunton was evacuated due to a threat Tuesday morning.

In a release, Taunton Police said the department got a report from school officials around 10:45 a.m. that a student found a threatening note someone had written on a bathroom wall that made mention of a bomb.

Police said the note mentioned a specific time, which prompted the evacuation before they arrived.

Students at the school were evacuated from classrooms and kept in the cafeteria and gymnasium as officers swept and cleared the rest of the building.

Karen Guenette, the school's principal, tweeted about the evacuation and search shortly before noon.

The school confirmed around 12:30 p.m. that Taunton Police had finished searching the building, and classes resumed as normal.

"School staff and students did a great job of evacuating the building prior to our arrival," Taunton Police Chief Edward Walsh said. "We take all threats seriously and thankfully this one was quickly determined to not be credible. I want to thank the State Police for their assistance in the investigation."

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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