On May 15th at 11:42 a.m., the Taunton Police Department responded to Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School for a report of a suspicious package.
It was reported that school administrators were implementing evacuation procedures to ensure the safety of all students.
A suspicious package was located in the cafeteria and isolated. The package was subsequently inspected by the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Unit and determined not to be a threat to the school.
Once the school was determined to be safe, administration allowed students to return to the school to retrieve belongings prior to dismissal.
As a result of the incident, one student was taken into custody and charged with:
MGL 269 s. 14 Communicating a Threat Causing Evacuation of a School.
At this time, the investigation of this incident is ongoing. Anyone who might have witnessed the incident, or otherwise has information regarding this crime, is encouraged to contact the Taunton Police Department @ (508) 824-7522.