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Monson High School evacuated following bomb threat, K-9 sweeps building

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Monson High School was evacuated on Thursday morning due to a "credible" threat. Monson High School was evacuated on Thursday morning due to a "credible" threat.
MONSON, MA (WSHM) -

Monson High School was evacuated after the school received a threat that administrators deemed credible on Thursday morning.

Superintendent of schools Cheryl Clarke said the threat was found at about 8:45 a.m. and the school immediately activated their safety protocols. All students and staff were evacuated and transported via school bus to Granite Valley Middle School.

Clarke said the word "bomb" was written on a boys locker room wall with Thursday's date written next to it and added that the school district takes every threat seriously. 

State police, Monson police and the Monson Fire Department responded to the school. A state police K-9 unit responded to the school to sniff for explosives or a bomb around 11:30 a.m. An initial sweep of the building uncovered no bombs or explosives.

“At this time, everyone is safe and per police directive, no other buildings will be evacuated,” Clarke said on the Monson Public Schools Facebook page at about 9:30 a.m.

Parents were allowed to pick up their kids at the middle school and the high school students and staff were scheduled for early dismissal at 12:15 p.m.

Clark said she would provide updates when more information becomes available.

CBS 3's Hugh Zeitlin is on scene and will have the full story coming up First at 4.

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