Bomb threat prompts evacuation and dismissal of high school on Cape Cod

HARWICH, Mass. — A bomb threat prompted the evacuation and dismissal of a high school on Cape Cod on Friday morning, authorities said.

State police received a “computer generated bomb threat” for Monomoy Regional High School around 9 a.m., according to the Harwich Police Department.

School officials immediately ordered students and staff out of the building, police noted. They were relocated to Brooks Park.

According to Superintendent Scott Carpenter, the threat was an automated call that is not believed to be credible.

Due to the length of time required for law enforcement to safely sweep the entire building, school administrators made the decision to dismiss students for the day.

Bus riders will be sent home from Brooks Park at 10:30 a.m. and parents can pick up their children at Brooks at 11:00 a.m. Students who drove to school will be escorted to pick them up shortly after.

Harwich police and fire are assisting state police with an investigation.

There were no additional details immediately available.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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