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Bomb threat prompts officials to close Newton North High School for the day

Posted by Ralph Ranalli December 12, 2007 12:05 PM


Newton North High School canceled all classes today after a faculty member found a bomb threat on one of the school doors at 6 a.m.

The note contained a threat and "another element" that raised the concern of school administrators to the point that they decided that canceling school for the day was the safest course of action, said city spokesman Jeremy Solomon. Solomon did not elaborate further on the note's contents.

The Newton Fire Department sweep of the building did not uncover a bomb, Solomon said. Police would not say whether students are suspected of being involved, but said that they are following all leads.

Parents were notified of the cancellation through the city's mass notification telephone system. The high school will be back in session tomorrow, and the lost day will be made up at the end of the school year, Solomon said.

-- Rachana Rathi

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