Photo: Belmont High School.
Units from the Massachusetts State Police and Belmont Police Department conducted a search of Belmont High School Wednesday morning, July 13, after the school district received an email bomb threat.
Belmont and three schools in Waltham including the high school were targeted by threats Wednesday. On Monday, several schools in Wareham were shut down due to bomb threats.
The message claiming that a bomb was inside the school arrived at the district office on Pleasant Street at approximately 9:45 a.m. School Administration immediately contacted the Belmont Police who informed the State Police. Law enforcement along with district staff conducted a visual inspection of the building.
After the inspection, and using State Police protocol, the threat was declared a “low risk, ” and the building was not evacuated.
“The School Department thanks Belmont and State Police for their quick response to this matter,” said Belmont Superintendent John Phelan.