BREAKING: New Bomb Threat Puts Tewksbury Schools In Lockdown
Jan 20, 2016 11:14AM
By Bill Gilman
Tewksbury Police Headquarters.
Law enforcement and firefighters responded to all seven schools in the district after a threat was received around 10:30 a.m.
Superintendent of Schools John O'Connor sent the following email alert to all district parents:
The new threat comes on the same day police and firefighters are scheduled to participate in a Cops For Kids charity event on behalf of a local three-year-old girl battling leukemia. A convoy of emergency vehicles, using lights and sirens, is scheduled to travel down North Street to Main Street and then to the Police Station around 1 p.m. prior to a check presentation to the family.
"Similar to yesterday's high school "threat", all of our schools have received an automated email "threat". In response to this email, the police have been notified and are dispatching an officer to each school. We have deployed our District Security Team to the schools as well. A thorough search of each school will be conducted by our staff while we are in an internal lock-down. Unless we inform you otherwise, please do not call or try to come to your child's school. We will continue with the school day as usual and update you with more information as soon as we have it available."
We will have more information on the latest threat to the schools, as it becomes available.