UPDATE: Bedford High School & Middle School Evacuated After E-mail Bomb Threat

Keith Kinney, a member of Bedford's STARS team, returns from JMGS along with members of the NEMLEC task force STARS is School Threat Assessment and Response), a schools-focused subdivision of NEMLEC whose members are are trained to address potential and actual violent school-based situation
Keith Kinney (2nd from right), returns to Bedford High School after this morning’s BHS faculty briefing at the John Glenn Middle School. A crisis coordinator for the Bedford Schools, Kinney walked with members of the STARS (School Threat Assessment and Response) task force, a schools-focused subdivision of NEMLEC (North East Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council) whose members are are trained to address potential and actual violent school-based situations. Image (c) JMcCT, 2014, all rights reserved

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen, updated at 3:30 pm

One of the three bomb-sniffing dogs brought to Bedford this morning, with his State Police handler. Image (c) JMcCT, 2014 all rights reserved
One of the three bomb-sniffing dogs brought to Bedford this morning, with his State Police handler. Image (c) JMcCT, 2014 all rights reserved

Students at Bedford High School were evacuated to John Glenn Middle School after what school officials described as a “non-credible” bomb threat. Superintendent Sills alerted parents through automated phone messages,  informing them of the evacuation and stating that it was a precaution.

The Bedford Free Public library was also closed while the police swept the building to insure its safety; the library re-opened at 2 pm.

Students were dismissed early due to the half-day and the time needed to secure the building would mean students would not return to classes before the end of the day.

School sports and the BHS football team dinner scheduled for this evening are also cancelled.

Superintendent Jon Sills sent an email to Bedford families, faculty and school staff this afternoon. Click here to read his message.


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