Methuen High School was evacuated Wednesday morning and Tewksbury public schools were briefly locked down after both districts received threats.
The threats come after schools in Groton, Weymouth, Taunton, Arlington, Plymouth, Salisbury, Waltham, Ayer, Tewksbury, Newton, Billerica, Swampscott, Boston, Kingston and Westford received bomb threats on Tuesday.
Methuen school officials received an email from “an anonymous source making a non-specific threat against the high school,’’ according to a statement from the Methuen Police Department. Police searched the school and determined that students and faculty were not in danger, it said.
“We are aware that there have been a number of threats made against Massachusetts high schools in the past two weeks, but we want the community to know and understand that they have no bearing on our response and investigation today,’’ said Methuen Police Chief Joseph Solomon in the statement. “We take every report very seriously, and will conduct a thorough investigation.’’
Tewksbury Superintendent John E. O’Connor sent a call to parents saying the district received an email threat that was similar to a voice mail threat received Tuesday. After all schools were searched, the lockdown was lifted and police would remain in all schools for the remainder of the day, he said in the message. He said there was no credible threat to Tewksbury schools.