Threat Determined to Be Not Credible, No Current Danger to Community
TAUNTON — Superintendent John Cabral, Taunton High School Principal Matthew Mattos and Police Chief Edward J. Walsh report that the Taunton Police Department is investigating after a bomb threat was made against Taunton High School Friday morning.
At approximately 10:40a.m., Taunton Police received a report from Taunton school officials regarding a male party that had called in a bomb threat against the high school.
Taunton school officials immediately responded to the situation in accordance to their school’s policy and procedures for any bomb threat.
Taunton Police and Fire responded to the high school, located on Williams Street. After assessing the content of the call with school administration, police determined the threat was not credible.
School officials determined that the school did not need to be evacuated or placed in lockdown after consulting with police and the school day experienced minimal interruption as a result of the incident.
“We take any type of threat made against the school community very seriously and handle them with the utmost concern,” Superintendent Cabral said. “Thanks to Taunton Police and Fire’s efficient response, we were able to ensure that there was minimal disruption to the school day.”
The incident remains under investigation by the Taunton Police and Taunton school officials.
“Thanks to the quick action of first responders and school staff, we were able to determine that this threat was not credible and that there was no danger to the school community,” Chief Walsh said.