Schools evacuated after fake bomb threat

Abington’s three school buildings were evacuated and searched Tuesday morning after a bomb threat was called in.

Nothing was found, and students and staff eventually were allowed back into the buildings.

“This morning the Abington Police Department received a bomb treat that included all Abington School buildings,” School Superintendent Peter Schafer wrote in an email that was sent out to parents and guardians shortly before 12:30 p.m.

“Out of an abundance of caution, all schools were evacuated to allow the police to perform a sweep of the buildings…Thank you to the Abington Police Department and Massachusetts State Police for helping to ensure the safety of our school community.”

Prior to the email, Abington parents made multiple posts on social media trying to get more information on the threats, what was happening, which schools were involved, and whether they could pick up their students.

Coincidentally, the Abington School Committee is meeting tonight at 7 p.m. and has an agenda item entitled “School Safety Update.”

“We have an update on our safety committee tonight and I’m sure today’s incident will come up during that discussion,” School Committee Chairman Chris Coyle said.

Abington Middle/High School was also evacuated back on Nov. 8, 2021 for a bomb threat.

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