Police investigating another round of bomb threats across Vermont

Published: Oct. 3, 2023 at 3:44 PM EDT
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WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont State Police Tuesday said they are investigating a new round of bomb threats targeting schools and hospitals across the state.

Authorities say around 10 locations have been targeted so far, but they believe this to be a hoax with no credible threat found. It comes after similar threats were reported across Vermont over the weekend.

Police said the threats received on Tuesday came from a Gmail address and referred to bombs and said people would die. But police say no suspicious items have been found and none of the threats have proven to be legitimate.

The Grand Isle School District was among those targeted on Tuesday. Students were evacuated and deputies investigated. No bombs or suspicious items were found.

“This is probably the new normal for us, and it’s been going on in the U.S. for the past two years pretty consistently. You know, sometimes they’re within our borders -- the actors -- and sometimes they’re outside of our borders and other countries. But just understanding it all, as long as the public. when they get these things they’re reporting quickly. The faster they report on, the faster we can vet them and hopefully the more we can prevent the disruption of day-to-day life,” said Vermont State Police Cpt. Shawn Loan.

Police want to hear from anyone affected and they want you to report any suspicious activity. Contact them at 844-84-TIPS (844-848-8477), www.vtips.us, or text VTIPS to 274637 (CRIMES).

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