Haverhill Police Deem Wednesday Bomb Threat at Nettle ‘Not Credible,’ School Swept as Precaution

Dr. Paul Nettle School. (Jay Saulnier file photograph for WHAV News.)

Haverhill Police were at Nettle Middle School before the opening bell Wednesday morning to sweep the Boardman Street building after a bomb threat was written on a bathroom wall, officials tell WHAV.

Deemed “not credible,” the threat was found before school opened,” Principal Tim Corkery said in a letter to parents. The campus was immediately swept by police at the request of Superintendent Margaret Marotta and while nothing was found, an increased police presence in and around school will be seen throughout the day.

“All threats to school safety are taken very seriously and the police department continues to investigate the threat,” Corkery said.

Nettle is the second Haverhill school to receive a threat in as many days. On Monday, students at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School were dismissed at lunchtime after a threatening message was found inside a boys’ bathroom. That threat was also deemed not credible, according to Haverhill Police and Whittier Tech Superintendent Maureen Lynch.

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