NORFOLK, MASS. (WHDH) – A youth threatened violence outside a school in Norfolk on Monday afternoon, prompting staff to usher all students inside.
According to Norfolk Police and the Superintendent, a staff member saw and overheard a teenage man approaching students outside the school and threatening violence outside the Freeman Kennedy School around 4pm Monday.
Staff immediately brought students inside and contacted the police.
Police quickly identified the person who made the threats and contacted him and his parents. The teenager is being medically examined.
An initial investigation concluded that there were no immediate threats against the school or students, but the incident remains an active investigation by Norfolk Police. Criminal charges have not yet been filed, but are possible.
Norfolk Police will maintain a “visible presence” in and around schools for the remainder of the school year as a precaution, in addition to an existing school resource officer. Psychiatric staff will also be available for student and faculty support.
“In light of current events, we recognize that this type of incident can be frightening for students and their families, so I would like to reassure the entire Norfolk community that we are working closely with the police regarding this incident and are ensuring that our Schools are both safe and an environment that allows students to focus on learning rather than fear,” said Superintendent Ingrid Allardi. “We immediately took appropriate action to respond to these threats today and I would like to commend the staff involved for their efforts.”
(Copyright (c) 2022 Sunbeam Television. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, transcribed or redistributed.)
https://whdh.com/news/juvenile-made-threats-of-violence-outside-norfolk-school/ Teens threatened violence outside Norfolk school – Boston News, Weather, Sports