UPDATE: 1:20PM: We have another update from the school. According to an email sent by school officials to parents, there is no threat, and students will be returning to school.

Here is the text of the email:

The school building has been cleared of all threats.  In five minutes buses will arrive at Hall-Dale Elementary School to transport students back to the middle/high school.  

We will serve lunch to all students and then load students into buses at the end of the day.  Dismissal will be at the regular time:  2:20.

Regarding after-school activities:

  • all high school activities (games, practices, etc.) are still happening;
  • all middle school activities are canceled for today.

UPDATE: 1:07PM This is a copy of the email sent to parents at 1PM on May 23 by school officials regarding the bomb threat at Hall-Dale Middle and High School today:

Dear middle and high school parents.  It has come to our attention that our earlier efforts to communicate about an emergency situation at Hall-Dale MS/HS were not successful.  We apologize for the fact that our initial message was not received by parents.

Hall-Dale MS/HS received a bomb threat at 10:30 this morning.  We evacuated our building and followed protocol by notifying the state police.  We then evacuated our students to HDES gym.  State Police are currently finishing their sweep of the middle / high school.  Based on their findings, we will send an update to parents at 1:15.  Thank you for your patience during this event.


The original story continues below.
According to reports,Hall-Dale Middle and High School have been closed early today (May 23) due to a bomb threat.

No more information about the nature of the threat or the evacuation of the students. One parent on her way to pick up her children at the school said the students have been dismissed for the day.

We'll have more information on this story as it becomes available.