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Bomb threat cleared at Amherst Regional High School

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A bomb threat was called in to Amherst Regional High School on Tuesday afternoon. A bomb threat was called in to Amherst Regional High School on Tuesday afternoon.
A bomb threat was made toward Amherst Regional High School, forcing students and staff to be evacuated on Wednesday afternoon.

The threatening call came in about 12:20 p.m., according to a spokesperson from the Amherst superintendent's office. 

The threat was cleared shortly after 3 p.m., according to Amherst police officials. 

Police continue to investigate after five other schools across Massachusetts received bomb threats via phone on Wednesday. 

The building was evacuated and everyone was moved from the high school to the middle school. The high school is located at 21 Matoon St. The middle school is located about one quarter of a mile away at 170 Chestnut St. 

Amherst police will conduct a sweep of the building prior to students being allowed back in. A message regarding the threat has already been sent out to parents.

After school activities for both Amherst Regional High School and Amherst Regional Middle School have been cancelled for the day. 

Details of the alleged threat were not immediately know. 

The following message was sent out to parents of students at Amherst Regional High School & Amherst Regional Middle School:

"At approximately 12:20 p.m., Amherst Regional High School received a bomb threat by phone. As a precaution, under the supervision of the Amherst Police Department per their protocol, ARHS students are being evacuated to the Middle School to allow for a thorough search of the high school building. More information will be shared as soon as it becomes available. Parents are being asked not to come to the middle school to pick up their students at this time. All after school activities are canceled at both ARMS and ARHS."

CBS 3 has a crew on scene in Amherst and will bring you updates as more information is made available.

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