Principal Mark Jackson (rt) conferring with AFD Assistant Chief Don McKay and APD detective bureau chief Ron Young
AFD Engine 1 and ambulance on scene
UPDATE: 3:20 pm
"All APD units clear from the High School."
UPDATE: 2:35 pm
Assistant Chief McKay and Engine 1 have cleared the scene, terminating command after using four teams of searchers to sweep the building. So that's a good sign! MSP K9 units are still on the scene doing a secondary search.
UPDATE: 1:40 pmPolice and Fire personnel are going to do a primary search of every single room in the Amherst Regional High School to look for a reported bomb after a threat was phoned in around 12:20 pm.
About a dozen public safety personnel will be involved, breaking up into smaller groups for more efficiency, as well as High School Principal Mark Jackson and the person who knows the school best -- a janitor.
Massachusetts State Police K9 unit is enroute and the dog will do a secondary search.
@amherstac Natick High School, Boston College High School and Boston English High School also were evacuated for bomb threats this afternoon
— Justin Lombardi (@jlom94) November 12, 2014
Swarms of High School students cross over to the Middle School under watchful eye of APD
Public safety personnel are on scene at the Amherst Regional High School in great numbers searching the building for a bomb. A threat was phoned in around 12:20 pm and authorities are taking is seriously.
At first the school went into immediate "lockdown," but then after conferring with APD decided to evacuate the building and walk down the access road to the Middle School.
APD detective was first on the scene
Everyone is safe and school officials do not want parents coming to either school.