Portsmouth High School evacuated after ‘threat’

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Portsmouth High School was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a “threat,” according to a sent email and phone call to parents. The type of “threat” was not released. 

Portsmouth High School was evacuated around 1:30 p.m. The evacuation is expected to cause a delay in bussing and dismissal for all schools in Portsmouth. 

According to a local online parent group, the following email went out to parents Tuesday: 

Good afternoon Portsmouth parents and guardians. At about 1:30 this afternoon Portsmouth High School instituted an evacuation for all students and staff in response to a threat. At this time state and local police are on site conducting an investigation and checking the building. Until the building is cleared by authorities no students or staff will be able to enter. This will cause a delay in busing and dismissal procedures and possibly at all other schools. We will update when there is more information to share.

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