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Lynn English to boost police presence following threat

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LYNN — There will be a police presence at Lynn English High School Friday following a threat found written in a bathroom stall last week, which read that the school would be bombed on Nov. 30, according to Superintendent Dr. Patrick Tutwiler.

School officials became aware of the threat last Wednesday, which prompted a police response to the school. Tutwiler said Lynn Police investigated the threat thoroughly and determined it was not credible. The decision was made to keep school open, but to have a police response.

“We take every threat seriously and we’re going to investigate each and every one of them, whether with the police or at a minimum at the school level, and we’re going to communicate about them, which we’ve done pretty consistently this year,’ Tutwiler said. “I just want to be clear that if there’s any indication the school is unsafe, it would be closed.”

The superintendent said it’s unclear how long the threat has been there or who wrote it.

 

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