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February 21. 2013 8:25PM

Sanborn Regional students evacuated after bomb threat

KINGSTON - Students at Sanborn Regional High School were dismissed early Thursday after a bomb threat was written on a mirror in a boy's restroom.

Police were called to the school shortly before noon to investigate the threat.

Police Chief Donald Briggs Jr. said investigators have developed juvenile suspects in the case.

After the threat was discovered, Superintendent Brian Blake said students were evacuated to the gym and then dismissed based on the advice of the police chief.

"While we don't believe there was any imminent danger, we took the precautions nonetheless. We anticipate that students will be back in school (today)," Blake said.

Briggs said the investigation began after the word "bomb" was found written on a mirror in a boy's restroom on the second floor.

A bomb-sniffing dog from state police was brought in to assist in the investigation. Briggs said police also searched the building but found nothing suspicious.

Kingston police were also assisted by the Kingston Fire Department, the Rockingham County Sheriff's Department and Fremont police.

Police cleared the school by 3 p.m., Briggs said.

The school serves students from Fremont, Kingston and Newton.


jschreiber@newstote.com


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