Maynard Police Department

Maynard Police and Fire Departments Respond to Bomb Threat at High School

Maynard Police Department
Mark W. Dubois, Chief of Police
197 Main St.
Maynard, MA 01754
Maynard Fire Department
Anthony Stowers, Fire Chief, EFO/CFO
1 Summer St.
Maynard, MA 01754

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 978-841-9948

Maynard Police and Fire Departments Respond to Bomb Threat at High School

MAYNARD — Police Chief Mark W. Dubois reports that the Maynard Police Department is investigating a bomb threat made at the high school this morning.

Around 7 a.m., a resident called police to report there was a note on her vehicle’s windshield indicating a bomb threat at the high school, 1 Tiger Drive. The caller is not a student and does not have any connection to the Maynard schools.

Police secured the note and determined the threat to be a low risk.

The School Resource Officer and the school administration were immediately notified of the incident. Because school was not in session, only a few students were on campus and were evacuated. Arriving students were sent to the Fowler Middle School.

Police, with the assistance of the school administration and maintenance staff, searched the building and determined it was safe for students to return at approximately 8 a.m. The Fire Department also arrived on scene to aid in the investigation.

“After a thorough search of the high school, we determined there was no risk to the safety of students, staff and faculty,” Chief Dubois said. “This matter remains under investigation.”