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Contact:  Captain John D. Cartledge                                                                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Telephone:  413-587-1176
Email:  jcartledge@northamptonma.gov

Press Release RE: Bomb Threat at Northampton High School

                                                                          

NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts (May 10,2016)- On Tuesday May 10th at approximately 11:12 a.m. the Northampton Police Department and Northampton Fire Department responded to the Northampton High School at 380 Elm St. for a report of a bomb threat. On arrival the Northampton Police Department and Northampton Fire Department set up a unified command along with a Trooper with the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad, school administrators and staff.  There was an initial shelter in place, followed by a controlled evacuation and search of the school. No suspicious materials were found and the threat was determined to be non-credible and non-specific. Classes resumed at approximately 12:20 p.m.  A criminal investigation into the bomb threat is on-going.

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