UPDATE 2:00 PMAccording to a source close to the investigation police ascertained the identity of the Anon poster with the vaguely threatening Facebook "confession" around 3:30 this morning.
A State Police bomb squad vehicle screamed through Amherst town center around 11:30 this morning heading North.
Original Post 8:00 AM
Amherst Regional High School is closed today due to "unforeseen circumstance."
Back before that darn Internet if you wanted to cause chaos at your local school you picked up the phone (or better yet used a pay phone) to call in a bomb threat.
Nowadays it's even easier. Although this Facebook posting is a tad less direct. School officials have confirmed they were made aware of the "threat" over the weekend but the robo call to parents on Monday morning gave no indication of why the sudden closure, leading to rampant speculation.
Amherst School Committee Vice Chair Rick Hood also confirmed this morning that the Amherst School Committee was not giving a heads up prior to closing down the school.
The number appearing to the left of the post is simply the ongoing count of Anon posts published on the site. Interestingly if someone responds with a comment they are not anonymous.