Thursday, April 14, 2016

Threat at BHS Today 4/14/16

Earlier this morning the main office at Burlington High School received an automated message saying there was a threat at our school. The threat was not specific in detail.

This call was similar to the one we received in January and is the same type of call that many schools across the state, specifically in our local area, have been receiving this week.

Upon receiving this call, we initiated the Burlington High School protocol for a bomb threat. The protocol included contacting the Burlington Police Department, notifying the superintendent’s office, activating our school crisis team and most importantly assessing the level of threat and doing a sweep of the building and grounds at Burlington High School.

After the team was able to process the level of risk to Burlington High School and upon the recommendation of the Burlington Police Department, we have come to the conclusion that this threat is not credible and we will maintain our normal schedule.

As an added precaution, the Burlington Police Department will have an increased presence in and around Burlington High School for the remainder of the day and moving forward if necessary. If there are additional threats made or if additional information arises that would pose a threat, the emergency response team at Burlington High School will take any steps necessary to keep everyone safe and notify staff, students, and parents about the situation.

As always, we ask that you report anything suspicious or unusual to School Administration or the Burlington Police Department.

If you have any questions, please contact a member of administration.

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