Uncertain threat looms over Amherst H.S.

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – Police Officers were at Amherst Regional High School on Thursday as they investigate recent threatening notes. 22News is working for you with reaction from residents.

22News cameras weren’t allowed on school grounds and our calls to the Superintendent and the Principal have not been returned.

A message on the school’s website stated that at 10 o’clock Thursday morning Principal Mark Jackson met inside the auditorium with parents to discuss what happened.

What we know is that on Wednesday, a note was found in the school. On one side, the note had instruction to deliver it to Principal Jackson. On the other side, the author made reference to bringing a weapon into school.

The author of the note signed with the name of Carolyn Gardner, a school math teacher who’s been the target of racist graffiti in the school.

Dix McComas of Amherst told 22News, “Being a teacher in the school would be frightening. It’s very frightening. Because I guess you don’t know what is a threat and what might become real.”

Fearing for her safety, teacher Carolyn Gardner took a few weeks off before returning to the school.

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