After investigation, police find no bomb at BEHS; officers don’t believe incident related to BCHS scare

May 29, 2014

A threat to students led to the evacuation of BristolEasternHigh School this morning, reported Bristol police.

But after a thorough investigation for explosives, officers found nothing.

The incident comes two days after a bomb scare at BristolCentralHigh School also led to an evacuation of the building. No bomb was found in that incident.

Police said, however, the incident at Easternn does not appear directly related to the May 27 incident at Central.

The department said in a press release that today, around 8:27 a.m., the Bristol Police Department’s school resource officer, working with the high school’s administration, became aware of a possible threat to the students at the school.

In response, administrators opted to evacuate the school and send students home while an investigation was conducted. The Police Department worked to coordinate student pick up at the nearby StaffordSchool on Louisiana Avenue, where school buses were dispatched. Officers closed adjacent roads to ensure the pick-up was completed in a safe manner.

During the investigation at Eastern, police secured the perimeter of the property.

Explosive detection dogs were called in to look of any devices. But nothing was found and staff at Eastern was allowed to return to the building at about 10:30 a.m.

No injuries were reported as a result of this incident. Bristol Fire Department and Bristol EMS also responded to the scene.

The incident is under investigation by the Bristol Police Department’s School Resource Officer and detectives. Police said they are working on determining the source of the information that led to this incident.  

 In response to the day’s events, school administrators have cancelled all afternoon and evening events at the high school.

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