News in Brief
New England Schools Face Rash of Bomb Threats
School and law-enforcement officials in New England say they are dealing with an unusually high number of bomb threats that have forced the cancellation of classes just weeks into the new academic year.
Nearly a dozen schools and colleges in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire have received the threats, forcing evacuations and cancellations in many of the schools.
Local school and law-enforcement officials say they aren't sure if they're dealing with a coordinated effort or a number of copycats. But the sheer number of threats in such a short time raises concern, they say.
The FBI's Boston office said it is offering assistance as needed but leaving local officials to take the lead in the investigations.
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