Frederick Ryan, Chief of Police
112 Mystic St.
Arlington, MA 02474
For Immediate Release
Friday, Jan. 15, 2016
Contact: Captain Richard Flynn, PIO
Contact: John Guilfoil
Arlington Police Investigate Bomb Threat at Arlington Catholic High School
ARLINGTON – Chief Frederick Ryan reports that the Arlington Police Department is investigating a bomb threat made against Arlington Catholic High School today.
Arlington Police responded to the school, located on Medford Street, at 1:30 p.m. Friday after the school reported that someone had phoned in a bomb threat. The school was evacuated, and out of an abundance of caution, the nearby St. Agnes School was dismissed early.
No one was injured. After a thorough search, officers determined at 3:30 p.m. that nothing harmful was inside the school.
The Cambridge Police Department and the Massachusetts Environmental Police also responded to the scene with K-9 units to assist Arlington Police.
Arlington Police are aware that other threats were made against Catholic and public schools elsewhere in Massachusetts today.
“At this time, we are actively investigating to determine what, if any, connection exists among various threats made against schools today,” Chief Ryan said. “We will work closely with our law enforcement partners and conduct a full and thorough investigation.”
Chief Ryan would also like to thank the students, faculty, staff, and parents of both schools for their patience and assistance today.
The incident is under investigation by the Arlington Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Bureau.