Student’s Alarming Note Found To Be Benign

by | Mar 28, 2014

A Hanaford student found a note containing a bomb threat Wednesday after school around 4:30 p.m. The student turned the note over to a teacher who gave it to Principal Beth Cauley. After several hours, the student who wrote the note was identified and officials determined the student had meant no harm, according to Cauley.
The student was interviewed by Cauley and School Resource Officer Bert Montalban and disciplined.
Here’s the note Cauley emailed to parents Wednesday night:
Good Evening Hanaford Families – 
I wanted to make you aware of a situation that occurred this afternoon after-school. At approximately 4:30PM a student found, and turned in a note to a teacher at the end of their activity. Contained in the note was a bomb threat. The teacher brought the note immediately to my attention. I then contacted both Dr. Mercurio and School Resource Officer Burt Montalban. Over the course of the last five hours, I have investigated handwriting samples and all evidence. The EGPD have also completed a full sweep of our school building. Through these efforts we have been able to confirm the identity of the student.

Based on all evidence gathered by the administration and the EGPD, there is no viable or actionable threat at Hanaford. Applicable disciplinary actions have been taken by our school district administration in accordance with district policy and state law.
I would like to thank all of you for your continued vigilance and concern for the safety of everyone here at Hanaford. 
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Mark Thompson
March 28, 2014 3:48 pm

Sheesh. In most other towns, bomb threats come from junior-high or high-school students. Once again, EG leads the way when it comes to education…


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