Threats cause N.H. schools to close Monday
Schools in Nashua, N.H., will be closed Monday after police there said they had received a report of violent threats aimed at the city's high schools.
A police investigation was ongoing late Sunday, but the district, one of New Hampshire's largest with about 11,500 students, didn't plan to reopen schools until Tuesday, Superintendent Mark Conrad said.
"We have received a detailed threat of violence to harm students and staff at both high schools," Conrad said in a statement released on the district's website. He said the threat was "specific to tomorrow," but that school officials were still working with police to determine its credibility.
"Because the threat is specific and extends to several schools," he said, "we will be cautious and close all of our public schools."
He added, "I regret any difficulties this creates for working parents but safety must remain our first priority."
Police said they were working with both state and federal agencies on the investigation.
Last Tuesday, Los Angeles Schools, the USA's second-largest district, abruptly canceled classes for 650,000 students after an email threat; but New York City schools deemed a similar threat a "hoax" and kept schools open.