WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) – Public school students in Nashua, New Hampshire were instructed to not go to school Monday, following “a detailed threat of violence” directed at two High Schools.
“We have received a detailed threat of violence to harm students and staff at both high schools,” Superintendent Mark Conrad announced on the school district’s website Sunday. “The threat is specific to tomorrow [Monday]. We have been working closely with the Nashua Police Department, which is still working at this time to determine the credibility of the threat.”
“Because the threat is specific and extends to several schools,” he said, “we will be cautious and close all of our public schools in Nashua tomorrow, Monday.”
He said he expected schools to reopen Tuesday, adding “safety must remain our first priority.”
Nashua serves near 11,500 students, including about 3,500 in the high schools.
Governor Maggie Hassan said in a statement Sunday that officials “are closely monitoring the situation in Nashua.”
“State Police and state emergency management officials are working closely with the Nashua Police Department, local public safety officials and the FBI,” Hassan said.
The closure comes less than a week after Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest public school district in the United States, responded to an email threat by closing all of its public schools out of an “abundance of caution.”
The New York City Department of Education, the largest public school district in the U.S., also received similar threatening emails but, in agreement with the FBI, did not see the threat as credible.