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As Nashua Schools Reopen, Police Say No Evidence of Credible Threat

Nashua public schools will reopen Tuesday after being shut down on Monday because of what school officials called credible threats aimed at the two high schools.

While schools were closed on Monday, Nashua police officials performed safety checks of the 17 schools in Nashua and found no credible devices or threats.

Police and school officials would not give details about the threats they received Sunday, other than to say they were specific.

Nashua School Superintendent Mark Conrad says the threat named the dates, the locations and the type of violence that would occur.

Over time superintendents working with police departments have learned that the more specificity you have in a threat, the more concerned you have to be about it. It has been almost a decade since we closed a school because of a threat.

Conrad said that extra police officers will monitor schools Tuesday and Wednesday.

The district’s winter break begins Thursday. 

Sheryl Rich-Kern has been contributing stories for NHPR since 2006, covering education, social services, business, health care and an occasional quirky yarn that epitomizes life in New Hampshire. Sherylâââ
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