STURBRIDGE, Mass. (WWLP) – Students were evacuated from Tantasqua Regional High School in Sturbridge Friday as police conducted an investigation.
A recorded message from the school department left for parents stated that a note was found that indicated that there could have been a bomb in the building, and that the students would be evacuated while the investigation proceeded.
Students were brought to the Tantasqua Regional Junior High School, located right across the street.
The police department posted the following message on their Facebook page:
“This notice is to advise that all students and faculty have been evacuated from the Tantasqua Regional High School to Junior High School.
Everyone is safe at this time.
We are actively working on resolving a matter and students will be returning to school shortly.”
They provided this update at 2:15 P.M.
“The situation has been resolved and all students have been dismissed. We thank you for your patience and cooperation as our first priority is everyone’s safety.”
Sgt. Devlin of the State Police barracks in Sturbridge told 22News that they assisted Sturbridge Police with the investigation.
Tantasqua Regional High School serves students from the Hampden County towns of Brimfield, Holland, and Wales, as well as the Worcester County towns of Brookfield and Sturbridge.