BETHEL — The Oxford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating who wrote the word “Bomb” on an upstairs wall and in the boys’ bathroom at Telstar Regional High School on Friday morning.

School officials called police at about 9:30 a.m. and decided not to have students leave the building, Principal Dan Hart said Monday. He and Sheriff Wayne Gallant and Deputy Chancy Libby walked the halls.

“School safety is No. 1,” Hart said.

“Bomb” was printed in brown marker on a second-floor wall and in pencil in the boys’ bathroom, according to the Sheriff’s Office report. It said Libby spoke with the principals of the middle and high schools, which occupy the same site on Route 26. The on-site investigation ended at 10:20 a.m.

Hart said SAD 44 protocols were followed: A team discussed the matter to decide whether to evacuate the school.

He said this was the first such incident this school year.

Hart declined to say whether he or police have suspects.


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