Tuesday goes 'smoothly' for PHS - Berkshire Eagle Online:
"Wednesday, December 03
PITTSFIELD — Pittsfield High School opened Tuesday morning two hours late, but without incident following a bomb threat discovered late Monday afternoon.
'Everything went smoothly,' said Superintendent of Schools Howard 'Jake' Eberwein III. 'The police did a sweep of the building with the help of the staff, who did a great job, and found nothing.'
Eberwein said the thorough search for a possible explosive was necessary after the word 'bomb' followed by Tuesday's date '12/2/08' was found written on a mural in the school.
Despite the threat, Eberwein said student attendance was strong and the teenagers seemed to settle in quickly once classes began at 9:20 a.m.
'The kids were great, as was the staff,' said Eberwein, who spent the day at Pittsfield High."