UPDATE: 4th bomb threat called in Woonsocket, $5,000 reward offered for information

UPDATE: 4th bomb threat called in Woonsocket, $5,000 reward offered for information

WOONSOCKET – Wednesday, May 1 marked the fourth bomb threat in two weeks for students at Woonsocket High School though police have yet to locate explosives in any of the incidents.

In a journey that's quickly becoming a regular part of their school day, students and teachers filed out to the parking lot Wednesday morning. Parents were alerted via a phone message system by the voice of Supt. Giovanna Donoyan. After the building was searched, children returned to class.

Arson Watch has issued a $5,000 reward after the third threat on Tuesday and residents could claim the cash, offered by the State Fire Marshals office, for information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible. Woonsocket Police have been working with the Rhode Island State Police bomb squad to answer the threats and a representative from the squad was headed to Woonsocket on Wednesday afternoon to post flyers notifying residents of the reward.

Anyone with information on the threats could become eligible for the reward by calling 401-462-4242, a number typically used for the state's Arson Watch reward program. Information provided on the line is considered confidential.

The Cass Avenue school received threats on Tuesday, April 23, Friday, April 26 and again on Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 1.