Bomb threat closes schools

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RCMP, service dog scour schools for explosives

RIVER HEBERT  Students at both River Hebert District High School and River Hebert Elementary were sent home following a bomb threat early Friday.

Bomb threat closes schools

RIVER HEBERT  Students at both River Hebert District High School and River Hebert Elementary were sent home following a bomb threat early Friday.

Const. Paul Calder of the Cumberland RCMP said the detachment received a phone call from the Cumberland Regional Health Centre early Friday saying a threat had been made against the high school.

RCMP from Amherst, Oxford and Parrsboro responded to the school and to the residence where its believed the call may have originated.

An RCMP service dog, trained to detect explosives, was brought in from New Minas and after a search of both schools, it was confirmed that no explosivers were present.

We want to stress that no students or youth involved in this call, Calder said. The origin of the call has been determined and charges are not anticipated at this time, however, the incident remains under investigation.

Officials from the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board are disappointed someone would call in a threat to the school, disrupting students.

"This type of threat is both exasperating and disruptive to student learning, however, we believe we have to meet threats like this one with an appropriate response," family of schools supervisor Scott Milner said. "Exercising due diligence while providing protection to our students and staff is of utmost importance to our board."

dcole@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: RCMP, River Hebert District High School, Cumberland Regional Health Centre Central Regional School Board

Geographic location: RIVER HEBERT, Oxford, Parrsboro New Minas Chignecto

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