Abington: Middle school locked down after second bomb threat

A middle school in Abington went into lock-down Thursday morning for the second time in recent weeks after a threatening note was found in a student bathroom.

Abington Frolio Middle School Principal Roseanne Kurposka says a written bomb threat was found at about 10:45 a.m. Thursday and the school was locked down. Abington Police and Fire swept the school and deemed it safe and classes resumed.

Back on Friday, December 21st a similar note was found around dismissal time and the school, which houses 7th and 8th graders, was evacuated.

Kurposka says they are doing a full investigation in collaboration with Abington police and fire departments into the handwriting of the threatening notes.

She says they have also taken a number of measures in the past few days to ensure the safety of the students and staff, including tightening monitors on student movements and requiring backpacks be kept in lockers and not allowed in classrooms.

But, she says, that while they take the threats very seriously, her experience suggests that whoever is writing these notes may simply be looking to cause a disruption.

“I would hate to pass judgement on it and be wrong,” said Kurposka. “However, I am inclined to think that this is students writing in a bathroom realizing there will be a strong reaction to it.”

Kurposka says anyone with information should call the Frolio Middle School directly at 781-982-2170.

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