Chief Terence M. Delehanty
3 Metcalf Square
Winthrop, MA 02152Winthrop Public Schools
Lisa A. Howard, Superintendent
1 Metcalf Square,Winthrop, MA 02152
For Immediate Release
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
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Winthrop Police Investigation Determines Threat to Winthrop Middle School Unfounded
Student Made up Rumor about Other Student Threatening to Harm Others
WINTHROP — Police Chief Terence M. Delehanty and Superintendent of Schools Lisa A. Howard report that the Winthrop Police Department and Winthrop Public Schools have conducted a thorough investigation into a report that a student at Winthrop Middle School had shown another student a photograph of a firearm and threatened to harm others at the school.
The investigation, which included interviewing a number of Winthrop Middle School students, eventually concluded with the source of the rumor admitting to police Sunday evening that they made up the rumor. There was no threat to the middle school, and there is no danger to the community.
Chief Delehanty applauds the student who came forward to report the situation to authorities, so that the situation could be properly investigated and the truth could be determined.
The investigation remains ongoing, however Chief Delehanty indicates that the Winthrop Police Department will most likely forward the results of its portion of the investigation to the Winthrop Public Schools so that the school district can resolve the situation with the student who started the rumor at an administrative level.