On April 14, 2023, at approximately 6:40 am, the Rochester Police Department was notified of a bomb threat at the Rochester Middle School. According to police, the threat was received by a school employee via email.
Upon receiving the threat, Superintendent Kyle Repucci made the decision to close the school for the day out of an abundance of caution. Emergency services responded immediately to the scene, and State Police EOD arrived to assist. Two State Police K-9s were brought in to search the building, and fortunately, no bomb was found.
“The safety of students and staff is our top priority, and we are pleased to report that there is currently no threat to the public, however, the investigation is still ongoing,” said Captain Andrew Swanberry, Support Division Commander and Public Information Officer. “We appreciate the cooperation and patience of the students, staff, and families impacted by this incident. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.”
Officials are encouraging anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the Rochester Police Department at (603) 330-7127 or call the Rochester Crimeline anonymously at (603) 335-6500.