HUDSON – Hudson High School was one of several high schools that reported “swatting” on March 28.
According to Hudson Police Department Chief Richard DiPersio, swatting is when someone makes a “prank/false report to emergency services in an attempt to bring about a large police response to an unsuspecting location.”
Hudson police received a call at 11:34 a.m. that there was an active threat in progress inside Hudson High School.
DiPersio said police immediately responded according to their emergency response protocol.
The school resource officer was at Hudson High School when the call was reported, and he notified administrators. The SRO and other Hudson officers searched the school, DiPersio said.
“As a result and within minutes, it was quickly confirmed to be a swatting call, and there was no threat,” DiPersio said.
He continued, “These events are no doubt frightening and unsettling. We want to assure the community we remain dedicated and prepared to protecting the students and staff of all the schools in Hudson, and their safety is our top priority.”
According to Boston.com, over two dozen schools in the commonwealth were targeted with these calls yesterday. Locally, Algonquin Regional High School was also targeted. Northborough police have also reported that the call was a hoax.
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