A bomb threat was reported at Thomaston High School on Thursday morning and the students were dismissed for the day.
According to police, a student found a message written in ink on a stall in the girls' bathroom around 9:45 a.m. Thursday. The message mentioned wanting to blow up the school, and police were called to the scene.
The state police bomb squad responded to the high school to check the area and the scene was cleared as of noon. Investigators will be sifting through surveillance footage from the school.
It's not clear when the note was written, but a custodian said it was not there over the summer.
"We are confident right now it was recent," said Thomaston police Chief James Campbell.
Students were evacuated and taken to Black Rock School until buses arrived to take them home. Both parents and students said they were comfortable with the decision to dismiss the school.
"They don't want to chance anything," said high school student Alexis Boulanger. "It's a lot safer to just have no school."
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