Shelter in Place Lifted for School Following Armed Robbery

A shelter in place has been lifted at a Massachusetts school Tuesday morning following an armed robbery in which a man stole drugs from a nearby CVS Pharmacy at gunpoint.

Andover Public Schools said the shelter in place for Doherty Middle School was instituted after a thief brandished a gun at the pharmacy and took off with narcotics in a trash bag.

The robbery took place at about 7:30 a.m. at a CVS Pharmacy on Main Street, according to police.

The thief is described as standing at about 6 feet tall and wore a black hoodie, police said. He escaped from the scene through the back door of the building, according to officials.

The investigation is ongoing.

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