Haverhill High Students Cleared After ‘Low-Level Bomb Threat’

Haverhill School Superintendent James F. Scully.

Haverhill School Superintendent James F. Scully.

Late word from Haverhill Public Schools reports Haverhill High School has been cleared after being thoroughly searched this afternoon due to what Superintendent James F. Scully called “a low level bomb threat.” Due to this incident all buses will be approximately 15 to 20 minutes late, according to a statement.

Earlier Monday afternoon, in a statement released to WHAV at about 1 p.m., Scully reported Haverhill High students were being sheltered in place while the building is locked. He also asked parents to “refrain from coming to the high school until cleared by the Haverhill Police Department.

Scully also is on the scene with police investigators, a school department spokesperson told WHAV. At least one Haverhill Fire engine unit also responded to the scene. Haverhill police spokesperson was not immediately available.

Parents were also informed in a statement:

“Today the Haverhill High School received a bomb threat. Working closely with the Haverhill Police and following the protocols established by the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Threat Response Guidelines, it was determined that the threat was low level and a “Stay in Place” has been instituted until the issue is fully resolved. As a result it is expected that the buses will be delayed at all schools. We cannot give more specific information at this point as this is also an ongoing criminal investigation.”

This is a developing story.

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