The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 4, 2009

School threat still under investigation

According to Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle, the author of the bomb threat received by the school on Friday, November 20, remains unidentified. As a result of the threat, the school was evacuated (see “Threats cause Carlisle School lock down, evacuation,” November 27 issue). As of press time on Wednesday, Police Chief John Sullivan said in regard to the bomb threat, “We are waiting to complete the investigation. One part of that is with the assistance of the state police.”

Another threat received on Wednesday, November 18, caused a classroom lock-down. Doyle said the student was identified through his handwriting and that this incident has been resolved. She said the two incidents are unrelated, other than by a possible copycat effect.

Doyle said that in the days since the incidents, “the school has been calm and orderly.” She praised the teachers and the community response during and after the evacuation and said the school will be proactive. There are plans to bring in a speaker in January to help build positive climates and make sure all students feel included. The school will also be revisiting the advisory group and open circle programs which are used to foster student social and problem-solving skills. ∆

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