Hanover: Cardinal Cushing student found

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A Cardinal Cushing student has been found after a five-hour ground and air search.

Hanover police quickly secured the area Monday morning, a state police helicopter as well as a K-9 unit was later brought in to find the 18-year old male who’s been identified as Coles Pierette.

According to Hanover Police Lieutenant Greg Nihan, the situation required extra police attention because Pierette is a special needs student with a medical condition. 

“He left from the school a littl bit after 8AM. Apparently he was little aggitated and left from  group he was with, took off down the street and has been hiding basically in the woods since then,” says Lieutenant Nihan

About a quarter-mile away in the woods of Oakland Ave, Pierette was found. According to the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department, within a matter of minutes of sending a CodeRED notification to surrounding neighbors, a local homeowner spotted Pierette and notified police.

The Hanover Police Lieutenant says the residential Cardinal Cushing student has no injuries, however he was visibly shaken up by the overwhelming amount of police activity at the school and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Cardinal Cushing Centers in Hanover


About Trisha McNeilly

With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.