Extra Police Patrols After Bristol School Bomb Threat, Student Arrest

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    NBCConnecticut.com
    Bristol police responded to the Greene-Hills School on Pine Street after a bomb threat was found in the girls' bathroom.

    Police will have an increased presence and make extra checks of Bristol schools after a student was arrested Wednesday for a message reading "bomb school"  scrawled on a bathroom wall at Greene-Hills School.

    Authorities were called to the school at 718 Pine Street around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday to investigate the bomb threat, which was found in the seventh-grade girls' bathroom, officials said.

    The school serves students in Kindergarten through eighth grade.

    Police said footage from surveillance cameras around the school helped them identify a suspect.

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    The student was taken into custody for questioning shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday, and police said they expect to make an arrest soon.

    The school was evacuated after the threat was reported and students were sent home early, according to police.

    Police said a bomb squad was not called out. Authorities have cleared the scene.

    It's not the first bomb threat reported at Greene-Hills. Law enforcement and school officials dealt with eight bomb threats in nine days last spring, including one at this school.

    At least three Bristol students were arrested in connection with the threats.

    According to the school district Web site, Friday, Aug. 29 was the first day of class in Bristol.