NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Students were delayed from being dismissed after a bomb threat at the Northampton High School Tuesday afternoon.

According to a news release sent to 22News from Northampton Police Captain Victor Caputo, at around 2 p.m. officers were called to the high school on 380 Elm St. to investigate a bomb threat reported on social media. School officials were assisted by Northampton Fire Rescue and the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad to ensure it was safe for students to exit the building.

Students were dismissed at around 3:45 p.m. as the police continue to investigate the incident.

22News is covering this story and will update as soon as information is released.