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Students Dismissed After School Learns About Online Threat in Wakefield, Mass.

Investigators said the threatening social media message was actually targeting a similarly named school in Maryland



    Wakefield School Dismissed After Lockdown

    Students were sent home from a Massachusetts school after police investigated an online threat that turned out to be on a school with a similar name.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 26, 2018)

    Students have been dismissed for the remainder of the day after a school in Massachusetts was placed on lockdown when police said it learned about an online threat.

    Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School in Wakefield learned about the threat Monday morning, according to police.

    The threat, which was posted on social media, was noticed by a student around 10:30 a.m., who then told school administrators about it.

    The lockdown was initiated after the school learned about the threat, and the Wakefield Police Department was then informed.

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    Investigators said the threatening message was actually directed toward a school in Maryland with a similar name. Officials in Maryland have been informed about the threat.

    Parents were allowed to go to the school after 12:30 p.m. Students were released once the lockdown was lifted and it was determined there was no danger.

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