Hanson: Police Say No Credible Threat Against Whitman-Hanson Regional High School

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Whitman Police and Hanson Police have issued a joint statement saying there was no credible threat against Whitman-Hanson Regional High School.

Whitman Police received a message around 10 a.m. Thursday that a 16-year-old student had been making threats to shoot up the high school.

The two departments immediately launched a joint investigation into the matter.

The student was located, interviewed, and although he was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, no charges have been filed.

Police say that students and faculty weren’t  in danger, but they provided an extra presence at the school on Friday out of an abundance of caution.

The fire alarm at the school did sound shortly before 10 a.m. Friday and the school was evacuated.

It was then determined that a trip switch on a sprinkler valve failed, causing the alarm to go off.

Students were let back in  roughly ten minutes later and were dismissed at 10:15 a.m. as part of  a scheduled early release day.

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.