NASHUA, N.H., Dec. 21 (UPI) —
Officials do not know how credible the threat is. Classes are expected to resume Tuesday. The Nashua School District also includes 12 elementary schools and three middle schools.
“We have received a detailed threat of violence to harm students and staff at both high schools,” school district Superintendent Mark Conrad wrote in a statement. “The threat is specific [Monday]. We have been working closely with the Nashua Police Department, which is still working at this time [Sunday] to determine the credibility of the threat.”
The FBI was assisting the Nashua Police Department’s investigation into the threat. At about 6:15 p.m. Sunday, the school district sent 14,000 automated phone calls to parents to inform them of the school closures.
There are nearly 11,500 students, teachers and staff in the town’s 17 schools.
“Because the threat is specific and extends to several schools, we will be cautious and close all of our public schools in Nashua tomorrow, Monday, December 21st. I do expect our schools to reopen on Tuesday. I regret any difficulties this creates for working parents but safety must remain our first priority,” Conrad added.
The closures come less than a week after the Los Angeles Unified School District shut down more than 1,000 of its schools after receiving a threatening email.