Mar 27, 2015 12:10 PM

Nothing suspicious found after bomb threat at Amherst Middle School

AMHERST - Police said nothing suspicious was found after a bomb threat at Amherst Middle School on Friday morning.

Police said a message was found on a chalkboard at Amherst Middle School saying there was a bomb in the building. The message was found at about 8:45 a.m. Friday.

Officials evacuated the school while police and fire officials responded. The first search of the building revealed nothing suspicious.

A second search of the building was conducted with the help of the New Hampshire State Police and a canine, trained in the detection of explosives, which confirmed the absence of any explosive devices.

Through the combined efforts of students, staff and the School Resource Officer, a middle school student was quickly identified and interviewed as a potential suspect. That student admitted to having left the message as a hoax.


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