Email sent to Warwick city leadership earlier today by the Warwick police Chief. These robo call threats started two years ago across the nation. Most calls originate outside of the United States via computer systems making them difficult to trace.
"Dear Mayor Avedisian, Chief Picozzi, Fr. Marciano, Council President Solomon & Honorable Members of the City Council, Warwick Legislative Delegation, and Board of Public Safety,
At 1137 hrs. this morning, WPD officers responded to Rocky Hill School for a report of a bomb threat that came in thru the main switchboard basically stating there were bombs in the buildings and harm would come to anyone remaining in them. The students were evacuated and WPD officers with great assistance from the airport police who have 2 bomb dogs cleared all the buildings and the school area was declared secure by 1240 hrs.
I just received information from the State Fusion Center that many schools in the state of Massachusetts also received these “robo-threats”. Only Providence & Warwick have reported incidents in RI.
Colonel Stephen M. McCartney
Chief of Police