Archived News Releases

Contact:  Captain John D. Cartledge                          
Telephone:  413-587-1176




NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts (May 23, 2016)- At approximately 10:15 a.m. the Northampton Police Department and Northampton Fire Rescue responded to the John F. Kennedy Middle School, 100 Bridge Rd, for a report of an automated phone call bomb threat. On arrival the Northampton Police Department, Northampton Fire Rescue, Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad, school administrators and staff set up a unified command. There was a controlled evacuation and search of the school. No suspicious materials were found and the threat was determined to be non-credible. Classes resumed at approximately 11:10 a.m.  An investigation into the bomb threat is on-going.