Suspect Arrested for Bomb Threat at Granby High School

Posted on Nov 10 2010
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Granby Police Department

Press Release

November 10, 2010

On October 22, Granby Police, Fire and Ambulance personnel responded to the Granby Junior Senior High School after being alerted by school staff that a note had been found threatening that a bomb was in the building. The students and staff were evacuated from the building and eventually brought to another school. Troopers from the Massachusetts State Police barracks in Belchertown assisted with the incident. Personnel from the Massachusetts State Police Hazardous Device Unit also responded to assist with clearing the building. The students were dismissed early. Police began to investigate the origin of the note.
The investigation lead police to request a search warrant for writing samples from the school. The warrant was issued from the Eastern Hampshire District Court on November 3rd and served at the school on November 4th . The investigation included numerous interviews and the services of a hand writing analyst. Information collected during the investigation, along with the results of the handwriting analysis, lead police to request an arrest warrant for the suspect.
On November 10, 2010, the arrest warrant was issued. Pursuant to the warrant, police arrested 17 year old Ashley Funk of 340 East Street, South Hadley. Funk has been charged with Ch 269 Sec 14- Communicating a false bomb threat. Funk was processed and transported to the Eastern Hampshire District Court for arraignment.
Sergeant Mark Smith, Detective Barbara Fenn and School Resource Officer James White conducted the investigation.


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