UPDATED: Threatening Note Found, North Street School Evacuated

Police say the school is clear and they know who wrote the note.

UPDATED: 11:45 A.M.

The was  evacuated this morning after a threatening note was found inside the building.

would not disclose the specifics of the note but did say it was found in a girls bathroom of the school.

"The note was found by a student, who brought it to the office and they called police," he said.

O'Connor said students werE evacuated to the as a precaution and that all measures were taken to ensure student safety,

Police and Fire Department personnel responded to the scene, as well as the STARS regional emergency response team.

At 11:15 a.m., Deputy Police Chief John Voto confirmed the school had been thoroughly searched and that nothing had been found. He said students had been cleared to return to the school.

Voto also stated that police knew who wrote the note and that it was being handled as a juvenile matter.

North Street School, 133 North St., serves third and fourth grade students.

Chris May 06, 2011 at 02:04 PM
Don't forget to leave out the PD and FD.. it was definitely a team effort to move that many kids with no further incident.
Donna May 06, 2011 at 02:33 PM
Well said!
Kirsten May 06, 2011 at 05:31 PM
Thank you Donna!!!! =)
will May 08, 2011 at 12:44 PM
Kelly May 13, 2011 at 05:07 PM
Smarten up about what exactly? That children can not be allowed to behave this way? That obviously what we are doing as a society to deter children from acting out in such an inapropriate manner isn't working well enough? Tewksbury has had more than its fair share of bomb threats over the past few years and it seems to me that our methods of "disciplining" the culprits are not sending a strong enough message home to both the children who have committed the offense and future culprits and their parents. Case and point- it is now Friday afternoon at 12:58pm as I type this and the High School has been evacuated for a bomb threat and the kids bussed over to the Middle School. The Junior Prom that was supposed to be a funfilled event this evening for the kids is a no go. It's time to truly punish the offenders in an appropriate way, expulsion from school if above a certain age, full monetary restitution to the town and psychiatric counceling (paid for by the offenders parents) for both the offender and their parents. I think we do need to smarten up Will, but not in the way you might intend.


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