2 bomb scares at Easthampton High School in 1 week

Nothing dangerous found following incidents on Monday and Wednesday

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – For the second time this week, police investigated a bomb threat at Easthampton High School.

Easthampton Public Schools Superintendent Nancy Folsanbee told 22News that this latest incident involved a written threat, which was discovered at around 7:30 A.M. Folsanbee described it as “non-credible” and “non-specific.”

The discovery was made shortly before school was supposed to start for the day, but there were students inside the building at the time. They were all evacuated while the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad, and members of the Easthampton police and fire departments searched the building.

Nothing dangerous was found, and classes got underway at around 8:30.

The incident at Easthampton High on Monday also involved a non-specific written threat, Folsanbee said. That threat was found at around 4:30 P.M. Classes were done for the day, but there was a senior night girls’ volleyball game going on, and there were lots of students and parents inside the building. After a search by the same law enforcement agencies, all was determined to be safe.

Easthampton Police Capt. Robert Alberti told 22News that they are trying to determine just who wrote the threatening notes.