Police say no credible threat to Southborough students after social media post

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Southborough – Police Chief Kenneth Paulhus released this statement this afternoon:

On February 28, 2018, at approximately 8:57 a.m., the Southborough Police Department was contacted by the administration at Trottier Middle School of a concerning social media post made by a student.  An officer and detective were immediately assigned to work with school officials including the principal, and superintendent of schools, to investigate the report.

At this time, it has been determined that no threat to the safety and wellness of the students or staff was ever in question.  The Southborough Police Department would like to thank the school department for working with us to bring the incident to a successful conclusion.  We would also thank those who brought the information to the attention of school officials for further investigation, and reiterate the school’s message to have parents speak to their children about the use of social media.

The department remains committed to fully investigating all reports and information concerning the safety of our students, and the residents of Southborough.