Several Massachusetts high schools received bomb threats on Monday morning, prompting a response from state and local police, K9 units, and fire departments, officials said.
Some of the threats were received via an automated phone call, as in the past, according to Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio.
Schools in Brookline, Cambridge, Hudson, Hopkinton, Leominster, Ayer, Marlborough, Wakefield, and Stoneham received threats, officials said. Procopio said that other towns were likely impacted as well.
Students at Brookline High School returned to class after the school was evacuated and police searched the building, according to the Brookline Police Department.
“No suspicious packages were found, and within 10 minutes students returned to class,” according to a Marlborough School District statement.
In Wakefield, students returned to class and “the day is scheduled to resume as usual,” according to a Wakefield Public Schools statement.
In Cambridge, a bomb threat called into the main office of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School at 7:35 a.m. prompted police and fire officials to do a sweep of the building, according to a statement by the Cambridge Public Schools.
Police and fire officials also searched Stoneham High School. “The incident is considered a very low threat,” the Stoneham Police Department said in a statement.