September 27, 2022
Good morning AWRSD students, staff and families,
This morning, the ORHS office received information indicating a potential external threat to the campus of that school. AWRSD personnel immediately contacted Ashburnham and Westminster Police and Fire and coordinated our response.
Students and staff at Oakmont Regional High School and Overlook Middle School were instructed to “shelter-in-place” for a period of time while the situation was investigated. Local law enforcement coordinated with regional and state law enforcement officials and established and executed all necessary protocols to vet the threat. All protocols were executed and the threat was deemed to be unsubstantiated. An investigation is underway and is ongoing at this time.
At no time were students or staff in any danger this morning. We apologize for any inconvenience traffic delays or students being held on buses that had not yet arrived to OMS or ORHS at the time of the threat may have caused. Our students, staff and families were all exceptionally cooperative and understanding this morning. We also benefited, as always, by our incredible partnership with Ashburnham Fire, Ashburnham Police, Westminster Fire and Westminster Police.
As always, the safety of our students and staff is our top priority and we will continue to ensure that all protocols and procedures are constantly updated, practiced and executed when needed.
Todd Stewart, Superintendent of Schools
Chris Conrad, Police Chief, Ashburnham
Jason Tamulen, Acting Police Chief, Westminster