*UPDATE*Hingham: High School lockdowned after “troubling” message found written on wall

Hingham High School went into a lockdown Friday after school officials found a “troubling” message written on a wall of the school, located at 17 Union Street.

Hingham High School Principal Paula Girard-McCann says they discovered the message written on a bathroom wall, just before noon on Friday.

Girard-McCann would not elaborate on the content of the message, but says police brought in gun-sniffing dogs and swept the building. The lockdown lasted about two hours, and students were dismissed at around 2:45 p.m. after officials were convinced there was no threat in the building.

Girard-McCann that the school administration decided along with police that the lockdown was necessary make sure there was no danger.

“I think the most important thing is that everybody is safe,” said Girard-McCann. “School should be a safe, secure environment. Anytime anything disrupts that, we’re going to take every measure that’s needed to ensure the safety of all the students and all the people who work in this building.”

Girard-McCann says they believe it was written by someone at the school, and they will continue to investigate the incident.

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