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Police planning increased presence in Burlington schools Tuesday after anonymous phone threat, officials say

Burlington police will provide an increased presence at the town’s public schools Tuesday after an anonymous caller allegedly threatened to “do harm” at Marshall Simonds Middle School that day, officials said.

Police were made aware of the call just before 3 p.m. Friday but did provide information on who received the original message, police said in a statement. After conducting an initial assessment, police do not believe the threat to be credible.

The origin of the call remains under investigation and police will provide an increased presence at schools “out of an abundance of caution” on Tuesday, according to the statement.


“The safety of our students and school community is our first priority. We take any potential threat extremely seriously,” said Burlington Public Schools Superintendent Eric Conti. “We are working closely with Burlington Police and thank them for their quick response.”

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