EBCC – Bomb Threats

The School Board recognizes that bomb threats are a significant concern to the schools. Whether the threat is real or a hoax, a bomb threat represents a potential danger to the safety and welfare of students, staff, and school property.

Any bomb threat will be regarded as a serious matter and will be treated accordingly. In the event a bomb threat is made, the following procedures shall be followed:

1. The building principal or designee, in conjunction with local law enforcement, will make a decision regarding the evacuation of all affected school.

2. An investigation of the threat should be made by local law enforcement authorities or applicable state department.

Any decision to re-enter the school or buildings will be made by the Superintendent, or designee, and only after such clearance has been given by the appropriate law enforcement agency.

Making a bomb threat is a crime. As such, any person found to have made a bomb threat will be subject to arrest and prosecution according to law. Any student suspected of making a bomb threat will be reported to law enforcement authorities for investigation and possible prosecution. Apart from any penalty imposed by law, and without regard to the existence or status of criminal charges, a student who makes a bomb threat shall be subject to disciplinary action, in accordance with applicable Board policy.

Legal References:

RSA 158:9, Possession of Explosives
RSA 644, Breaches of the Peace and Related Offenses

Category:  Recommended

1st Read: September 17, 2013
2nd Read: March 4, 2014
Adopted: March 4, 2014