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Bedford High School evacuated due to e-mail threat

Authorities are evacuating Bedford High School after an administrator received an e-mail threat, and officials will be investigating whether there is a connection between a threat against a school in Bedford, N.H.

John Guilfoil, spokesman for Bedford, Mass., authorities, said the evacuation of the high school was underway Wednesday morning and that students were being moved to another building nearby. He said Bedford public safety agencies, State Police, and the school threat team from North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council are investigating.

He said the evacuation was “being done out of an abundance of caution.’’

Once the examination of the school is completed today, an investigation will be launched into the e-mail and also whether there is a link to the New Hampshire situation.

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“There is going to be an investigation,’’ Guilfoil said. “And right now it’s too soon to tell if they are connected. Bedford, Mass. officials are aware of the threat made against Bedford, N.H. It is currently under investigation whether those two are related.’’

Guilfoil said the investigation will also explore whether there is a connection to an e-mail threat received by Franklin school officials on Tuesday which led to the evacuation and closure of Bedford High School and Lurgio Middle School.


John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.