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Officials investigating threat at Sci-Tech in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

A series of bomb threats continues to plague Springfield schools this week.

The latest taking place Thursday morning at Sci-Tech.

School officials said that the threat was non-credible, but it caused some anxious moments for parents and for students.

This latest threat comes as Springfield Police announced that a 14-year old girl has been arrested on two felony charges for posting social media threats against Baystate Academy Charter School and the MLK Charter School.

"I had a phone call saying there was a threat at school and for safety, I came to school to pick up my son.  I'm not sending him back the rest of the week," said Evelyn McFarlane.

McFarlane was just one of many parents who drove to Springfield's High School of Science and Technology this morning to take their student home.

A bomb threat was made to the school which school officials believe to be non-credible.

It's the latest in a series of threats made this week to area schools, including several in Springfield.

School remained in session at Sci-Tech amid heightened security, but nevertheless, any reported threat is concerning.

Not only was the threat disturbing to parents, it was also a concern to students.

"Our principal made an announcement saying there was a threat to the school.  He said it was a prank and stuff.  The security is on task.  For now, everything should be good," said one student.

This young student understood why her mom rushed to the school to pick her up.

"[Did you feel safe or unsafe in school?]  Safe, but better be safe than sorry.  [So you're okay with mom picking you up?]  Yeah."

Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh that also told Western Mass News they have now made five arrests so far this week in connection with threats to seven schools.

Western Mass News will continue to follow this story and will have more information as it becomes available.

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