Chief John Dunn
1 School Street
Hull, MA 02045
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Hull Police Investigating Verbal Threat Made at High School
HULL — Chief John Dunn reports that the Hull Police Department is investigating an apparent verbal threat that was allegedly made by a student at Hull High School Wednesday morning.
At approximately 9 a.m., it was reported to the high school main office that a student had made a threat to harm others at the school with a firearm. The student in question was identified, and the Hull Police Department was called immediately.
An investigation was launched by Hull Police and investigators searched the 15-year-old and his belongings, including his locker, and no weapons were found. The school was not placed in a lockdown because the student was with the School Resource Officer on duty following the report to the school office.
Police subsequently searched the suspect’s home with the consent of his guardian and no weapons were found there.
It was determined that there was no credible threat and no threat was made toward any specific staff members, students or faculty at the school.
The Hull Police Department takes all school threats seriously and will continue working closely with Hull Public Schools through the course of the investigation.
As of Wednesday morning no charges have been filed and the incident remains under active investigation.
“As with all school threats, this incident will not be taken lightly and will be thoroughly investigated,” Chief Dunn said. “We were fortunate to have our School Resource Officer on duty, who allowed us to quickly assess the situation and effectively deescalate things, leading to minimal disruption of the school day while ensuring student safety.”