Schools Across New England Receive Automated Threats

Several were evacuated as a precautionary measure

Schools across New England received automated phone threats on Monday morning.

At least 10 schools reported receiving threats, including Pentucket Lake Elementary School in Haverhill, Massachusetts, Thomson Elementary School in North Andover, Massachusetts, Chace Street Elementary School in Somerset, Massachusetts, Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Fuller Elementary School in Keene, New Hampshire, Amherst Street Elementary School in Nashua and Thompson Middle School in Newport, Rhode Island. Police in Dover, Massachusetts, said one of its elementary schools also received an automated threat.

Several of the schools were evacuated as a precautionary measure.

North Andover Police said the Thomson school received an automated threat around 9:50 a.m. The school followed normal protocol and evacuated.

Police and fire responded and searched the building, and nothing was found. Students were allowed back in after about 40 minutes. Police classified the incident as a "low level" threat.

Similar robocall threats have been received on numerous occasions already this year.

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