UPDATE, Feb. 7, 4:50 p.m.
From Green Mountain Union High School:
First, we would like to take this chance to thank everyone (teachers, staff, students) for their cooperation today in what was, at best, a trying situation. Students did as we have practiced doing, and the process ran well.
The local and state police have finished the sweep of the building and given the okay to have school open tomorrow. We are confident it is safe for everyone to return to the building. You should be aware that there will be both local and State Police on campus tomorrow. They will have their dogs with them. The State Police have let us know that this is routine procedure for them on the day after an incident. We are glad to have them here to help the school day go smoothly.
This type of incident can be upsetting, and we want everyone to feel supported. The GM Counseling office will be available all day for students and staff. If you would like someone to specifically check in with your child, please let the guidance staff know at 802-875-4155.
Lauren Fierman, GMUHS principal
Michael Ripley, GMUHS associate principal
Pam O’Neil, GMUHS guidance director
UPDATE, Feb. 7, 12:35 p.m.
CHESTER, Vt. – On Thursday, Feb. 7, Green Mountain Union High School received another threat. An individual claiming to be the brother of the person who threatened our school earlier this week told our administration late this morning that he had a bomb in one of our bathrooms at Green Mountain. Also, he said if the school was evacuated, people would be shot.
The police made sure there were no bombs in our school, and then the school was evacuated to the Legion Hall under police protection. Students were picked up by parents at the Legion Hall. Busses also transported students home safely.