Series of bomb threats targets Boston-area schools - police

Bomb Threats Prompt Evacuations at Multiple Boston Schools

BOSTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Several Boston-area schools were evacuated following a series of telephone bomb threats, police and media said on Friday.

No injuries or explosions were reported.

Boston police were called to Boston College High School after school officials received a recorded threat and students were put on lockdown, according to a Boston Police Department spokeswoman.

St. Agnes School, a Roman Catholic elementary school in the Boston suburb of Arlington was also evacuated following a bomb threat, Arlington police said.

Two middle schools in Weymouth, a suburb south of Boston, were also evacuated following bomb threats, the Boston Globe reported, citing school officials.

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