Police: Boston Schools Received Suspicious Letters

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Boston Police are investigating several suspicious letters sent to different Boston Public Schools today, according to a statement from police.

The letters contained “threatening and disturbing” content, said police, but contained no dangerous subtances. Police said the letters were addressed to public schools in different areas of the city and were all postmarked from Texas. 

Police did not specify which schools received the letters. 

“Boston Police are collecting the letters and will investigate the source,” police said. “We do not know of any credible threat to our schools.”

Police said that school officials will continue to isolate any letters with a Texas address, and that police will increase their presence at schools in the following days and weeks. 

“While we remain vigilant and are taking appropriate action, we reiterate there is no credible physical threat and the letters did not contain any substances,” police said in the statement. “The safety of our students and school personnel is our top priority.”

All families with children enrolled in Boston Public Schools have been contacted through its automated phone message system.

You can read the statement in its entirety here. 

South End Patch