LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Ludlow High School was one of several schools statewide that received telephone bomb threats Thursday morning.
According to Ludlow Schools Superintendent Todd Gazda, the bomb threat to Ludlow High was called in at around 8:00 A.M. Students were cleared out, and police and firefighters were called in to search the building to make sure that everything was safe.
Students were allowed back inside before 9:30 A.M., after it was determined that there was no threat.
Massachusetts State Police say that some 32 schools statewide received bomb threat calls Thursday. According to state police spokesperson David Procopio, the FBI is leading the investigation into these threats, which are believed to have been made through an online network, or numerous routers. It is not clear whether the Ludlow High School threat is connected to the other threats statewide.
Anyone with any information about the Ludlow High School threat is encouraged to call Ludlow Police at (413) 583-8305.
While the investigation at Ludlow High School was wrapping up, police were called to the nearby Veterans Park Elementary School. There, Gazda says some graffiti was discovered sprayed on a storage container outside the building. The police were called because some of the graffiti was thought to be “questionable,” but the officers determined that there was no threat, and classes were not disrupted.