Donald Palma Jr., Chief of Police
99 Pleasant Street
Groton MA 01450
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Groton Police Investigate Bomb Threat at Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School
GROTON — Chief Donald Palma Jr. reports that the Groton Police Department is investigating a bomb threat made against the Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School this morning.
At approximately 8:33 a.m., Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School campus, located on Main Street, received a bomb threat over the phone. The threat was non-specific and school administrators immediately activated the school’s protocols and evacuated the building.
Groton Police, Groton Fire, Dunstable Police, Dunstable Fire, Pepperell Police, the Massachusetts State Police and the Office of the Fire Marshall immediately responded and swept the building. They determined that nothing harmful was inside the school.
During the course of the evacuation, two people were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
Groton Police are aware that other schools in the Commonwealth have received calls of similar nature over the last several days.
“With the number of threats that have occurred recently against schools, we wanted to be sure we handled this situation with an abundance of caution,” Chief Palma said. “I would like to thank all of our law enforcement partners who assisted us with this incident and also students, parents, faculty, and staff who have remained patient and cooperative throughout this process.”
The incident is under active investigation by the Groton Police Department.