UPDATED: Lockdown at L-S Lifted After Phoned-In Bomb Threat
Police say the time-specific threat has 'substantially passed.'
After a thorough search of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School by school and emergency personnel today, a phoned-in bomb threat was deemed a hoax and the lockdown the school was in was lifted early this afternoon.
According to Lt. Scott Nix, the threat was made for a specific time on Friday.
"That time has been substantially passed," Nix said around 1 p.m. "I don't want to give out the exact time because it's part of the investigation."
Nix reported at about noon the school was in a "quasi-lockdown," meaning students who were in a classroom could continue with the class, and that no one was allowed in or out of those classrooms or the school.
"The school and police are doing a joint investigation at this point in time," Nix said. "We are following up on some leads that we have, but it remains under investigation."
The State Police, which has bomb-sniffing dogs, was not called to the scene.
"We were confident in the circumstances and the search that was made that it was not necessary," Nix said.
Superintendent/Principal Scott Carpenter said he wanted parents to be assured the school was safe.
"The combination of police, fire and school officials, and in particular our building and grounds staff and our teachers, really facilitated making this a quick process," he said. "I really appreciate the support in addressing the call that was made. We just alerted parents that public safety has consulted with us and deemed the building clear and we have the school returning to a regular school day."
Carpenter said students who were unable to attend their regular lunch break are being given a chance to get something to eat.
Buses are running normal time and all scheduled activities today and tonight are also on.
Below are the updates from earlier today.
Update 1:02 p.m.
Fire Department personnel are leaving the scene of Lincoln-Sudbury High School.
Update 12:56 p.m.
Sudbury Patch editor Rob Fucci says students and faculty are once again anle to come-and-go from Lincoln-Sudbury High School, so it appears the lockdown is over.
Lincoln-Sudbury High School is in quasi-lockdown mode after a bomb threart, according to Sudbury Police Lt. Scott Nix. That means students continue their classes, but no one can come or go.
Nix says the cafeteria has been cleared, and the rest of the school is being thoroughly checked.
L-S parents call an alert from the high school, says Finance Committee member and Sudbury resident Bob Stein in a phone call to Sudbury Patch editor Rob Fucci.
Fucci in on the scene and says two police cars, one EMT vehicle and one firetruck are parked by the school, along with the police chief's SUV.
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