Hanover: South Shore Vo-Tech locked down for bomb threat graffiti, no device found

The South Shore Vocational Technical High School at 476 Webster St. went into lockdown for several hours Tuesday after a message stating there was a bomb in the building was found written on a boys’ bathroom wall.

Police Chief Walt Sweeney says the message was found at around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, and the school immediately went into lockdown mode.

The State Police bomb squad helped Hanover Police and the Hanover Fire Department search the building for any dangerous devices–nothing was found and students were allowed to return to class at around noon.

During the lockdown, a student was taken by ambulance to South Shore Hospital for an illness unrelated to the lockdown.

Police say they are actively investigating the graffiti. This type of threat could result in a criminal charge of making a threat concerning a location of a dangerous item or a hijack–a felony charge which could carry a multi-year prison sentence.

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