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Police question Pembroke HS students after bomb threats
By Amanda I. Bergeron, Globe Staff
Four female students are being questioned by police today after two bomb threats were found written on the walls of women's restrooms at Pembroke High School.
The two messages -- "I am bombin' this school" and "Everyone in this school ... should die" -- were found about 10 a.m., according to a statement from Superintendent Patricia Randall. The first threat was found in a bathroom near the cafeteria, and the second was discovered in a restroom near the social studies section of the school.
Officials notified police and put staff on heightened alert. A search of the building by staff and a State Police bomb sniffing dog did not find any explosives, according to the statement. On the advice of Pembroke Chief of Police Willard J. Boulter Jr., officials decided not to evacuate the school.
Two female students were quickly identified as suspects and admitted to writing the threats, according to the statement. Boulter said in a telephone interview that two additional girls have also been questioned. None of the students were identified by name because they are minors.
The students, who Boulter described as people of interest, could be charged with felonies that carry a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and $10,000 fines.