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Police: Student Makes False Bomb Threat on School Bus

Thomas McMahon
Posted on September 10, 2018
Massachusetts State Police responded to clear a school bus in Bridgewater after a bomb threat was called in. Stock photo by Ryser915 via Wikimedia Commons
Massachusetts State Police responded to clear a school bus in Bridgewater after a bomb threat was called in. Stock photo by Ryser915 via Wikimedia Commons

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — A student accused of calling in a false bomb threat on a school bus on Friday will face charges, police said.

The bus was transporting students from Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School, a vocational high school in Taunton. According to Massachusetts State Police, the school received a bomb threat about one of its buses around 2:40 p.m.

The school bus driver pulled into a rest stop in Bridgewater. Massachusetts State Police reported on Twitter that the students were removed, and a bomb squad cleared the bus.

According to CBS Boston, the students were eventually allowed to get their backpacks, and they were transported home on a different bus.

Massachusetts State Police said the investigation determined that the bomb threat came from a passenger on the school bus, and that student will be charged in the incident.

Related Topics: driver training, emergency planning, evacuation drills, law enforcement, Massachusetts, school bus security, weapons

Thomas McMahon Executive Editor
Comments ( 1 )
  • Richard Skibitski

     | about 6 months ago

    How many districts have a procedure for this kind of thing? What if the call came into dispatch without a vehicle number? How do you handle a blanket threat that could involve any of your fleet?

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