Police Investigate School Bomb Threats Across Mass.04:48

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The FBI is assisting state and local partners in identifying the source of bomb threats sent to over 12 schools across Massachusetts, according to an FBI spokesperson.

Massachusetts State Police confirmed schools in Groton, Weymouth, Taunton, Arlington, Plymouth, Salisbury, Waltham, Ayer, Tewksbury, Newton, Billerica, Swampsott, Boston, Kingston and Westford received bomb threats.

The specific language of the threats has not yet been released.


Fred Ryan, Arlington police chief, which tweets @ArlingtonMAPD.


The Boston Globe: Several Schools Across Mass. Receive Bomb Threats

  • "The FBI is now part of a law enforcement investigation into bomb threats sent to about a dozen schools Tuesday, calls that led to schools across Eastern Massachusetts being placed on lockdown or closed early."

This segment aired on January 19, 2016.