Fears of an attack on public schools and scary encounters with potentially violent people in city buildings have given rise to a municipal “building security enhancement project” with a starting price tag of $2.1 million.
Two 60-foot mass decontamination unit” tents with conveyor belts are being added to the city’s supply of tools stored away in case of disasters, disease outbreaks and attacks.
A new, emailed bomb threat was made Thursday against Cambridge Public Schools, warning of violence Friday, city officials said, but the risk doesn’t appear to be legitimate.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day arrives Monday with readings, songs and a talk from a former Department of Homeland Security official on racism, fear and threats of violence. But the focal point remains the MLK Day of Service, run by the group Many Helping Hands 365.
More than 200 people packed a Sunday community meeting about recent security threats to Cambridge schools, as city, school and federal officials tried to calm anxieties with an update that they have growing confidence the bomb and gun threats are a hoax.
True, our way of life is under attack. But not by terrorists wanting a world Islamic caliphate. Rather, we are under attack by divisiveness promoted by those who seek high political office and are willing to exploit such events with this language.
Only days after clearing campuses from a bomb threat, Cambridge Public Schools received an anonymous, emailed threat of gun violence Thursday against its middle schools.
Police learned of a bomb threat against five Cambridge public middle schools Tuesday morning, leading to an assessment of campuses while classes went on and an all-clear sent at around 9:20 a.m.
The district’s approach to the ultimately false bomb threat Monday was questioned during School Committee public comment Tuesday by Cambridge Rindge and Latin School student.
Harvard and Cambridge Public Schools are facing safety concerns today, with Harvard Yard locked down and the nearby science center plaza emptied and a heightened police presence at public schools after a bomb threat appeared on a blog.