Rockland: Charges Dropped Against Teen Accused Of Making Threats

Charges have been dropped against one of the boys accused of threatening to shoot up Rockland High School on February 16.

Police Chief John Llewellyn released a statement saying that an investigation determined that the other teen arrested, a 15-year-old male student, used the 14-year-old’s cell phone to make the threatening call and that the 14-year-old was unaware of what the other boy was doing.

A woman claiming to be the boy’s mother said her son gave the other student his cell phone after the first call to a Boston news station.

We are withholding the name of the boy’s mother to protect his identity since he is a juvenile.

The call took place in the school’s cafeteria and Rockland Public Schools briefly sheltered in place while officers located and arrested the two students.

WATD News reached out to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s  Office who said they “don’t comment on juvenile cases.”

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About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.