Bristol police reported tonight that earlier today, May 27, at 9:57 a.m., police and fire personnel responded to Bristol Central High School, 480 Wolcott St. for a bomb threat. But no explosives were found, said police.
Police reported a student found a note in the school stating a bomb was set to go off in the morning.
Students and faculty were immediately evacuated from the school and they assembled on the athletic field, said police. Officers secured the building and immediate area.
Bristol police said state officers were notified for assistance. Troopers responded to the school with specially trained canines that can detect explosive devices, said the release.
Local and state police conducted a complete search of the school and no explosive devices were located.
The building was determined to be safe at approximately 1 p.m.
Before the building was deemed secure, police said the Bristol Board of Education closed the school for the remainder of the day. Parents were notified of the incident and students were transported home by bus.
City detectives are investigating the incident, said a press release from the Bristol police. Anyone with information should contact police at (860) 584-3000.