Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Mass.: Academy of Notre Dame cancels classes after racist threats
Pretty obvious that it is another hoax. The modus operandi is familiar
A Catholic school in Tyngsboro is canceling classes tomorrow after a typed note threatening black students at the school was found in a bathroom, police said.
This follows “a series of racist and racially insensitive social media postings” targeting students at the Academy of Notre Dame, a kindergarten to high school.
“We do not believe there is a credible threat against the school, but we are conducting an active and ongoing investigation at this time,” Tyngsboro police Chief Richard D. Howe said.
Other offensive messages have been posted to Instagram and Twitter, targeting the Upper School, over the past several months, police said. Investigators are reaching out to officials at Twitter as well as Facebook, which owns Instagram. Police first opened an investigation into the social media postings in February, and the investigation remains ongoing. The typed and printed message is the first piece of physical evidence presented to police.