By Beacon Staff
Burlington High School students were dismissed early Friday (Feb. 19) after school officials were alerted to a possible bomb threat.
In a text to Burlington High School parents sent out at 2:39 p.m., the school district said:
“There has been an alleged bomb threat at Burlington High School. All BHS students have been dismissed at this time. Students that do not have transportation will be bussed home even if they are not normally bus students due to the cold temperature. Students who live too close to BHS may walk home. More details will be shared as soon as possible.”
The school district updated the situation with a brief statement Friday afternoon via Facebook, assuring parents that all is well. The statement reads:
“In collaboration with the Burlington Police Department, the threat at Burlington High School has been investigated and it has been determined there is no active threat to any of our buildings, students, or staff. Thank you to local law enforcement and building staff for their quick actions to ensure the safety of our student community.”