No Credible Threat To Nashua Schools, New Hampshire Police Say

Police say there is no current credible threat to two shuttered high schools in New Hampshire and classes will resume Tuesday.

A "detailed" threat to hurt students and teachers in Nashua, sent to a school administrator via email on Sunday, prompted officials to close all the public schools in New Hampshire's second largest district.

Nashua Police Chief Andrew Lavoie said at a briefing Monday afternoon that the buildings have been searched and no dangerous devices were found. He says there will be more police officers at the schools Tuesday.

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan issued a statement on Facebook late Sunday night, saying public safety — especially at schools — “is any government’s most important responsibility.”

The closing in New Hampshire comes less than a week after threats of violence shuttered schools in Los Angeles, the nation's second largest district. A rash of threats followed in several other large school districts.

It also comes after the San Bernadino, California, shootings that left 14 people dead.

With reporting by the WBUR Newsroom

This article was originally published on December 21, 2015.


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