Sheldon Berman, Superintendent
36R Bartlet St.
Andover, MA 01810
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Student Identified in Andover High School Threatening Message
No Danger to Community
ANDOVER — Superintendent of Schools Sheldon Berman and Andover High School Principal Philip Conrad report that a student has been identified as the culprit behind a threatening message found written on a common area wall on Tuesday at the High School.
A 12th grade boy has been identified after an investigation by the school department. He was removed from class Wednesday, and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.
School officials do not believe there is any danger to the public or that there was ever any intention do to harm to anyone at the school.
The 2-inch-by-6-inch threat warned against coming to school on December 21, but did not name anyone or make any specific threats.
There was an increased Andover Police presence at Andover High School on Wednesday, out of an abundance of caution. The Andover Police Department is conducting its own investigation, and the student may face criminal charges.
“This is an unfortunate situation, but I am grateful that it has been resolved quickly without significant disruption in the school day,” Pricinpal Conrad said. “Thank you to our students, faculty, staff, and families for your patience and assistance this week. As always, your safety is our primary concern.”
Anyone with questions or concerns may call Andover High School at 978-247-5500.