Text message prompts lockdown of Cardigan Mountain School in Canaan

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CANAAN – The Cardigan Mountain School was placed on lockdown Friday afternoon after the New Hampshire 911 received a text message from an unknown party concerning a suspicious email and potential harm to students on campus.

The campus was quickly secured by investigators who worked to determine the origins of the text message.

During the investigation, authorities located two individuals on campus who were identified as parents of students.

After an extensive investigation, it was determined that one of the parents sent the text message to ask questions about a juvenile matter, unaware that emergency services would be dispatched.

The Canaan Police Department said they are grateful for the swift response and assistance of the New Hampshire State Police, Enfield Police Department, the New Hampshire Fish and Game, and the Hanover Communications Center.

The assistance and full cooperation of the Cardigan Mountain School Administration and Staff was paramount for quickly identifying the source of the 911 text.

At the conclusion of the investigation it is not anticipated that any criminal charges will be filed.

The lockdown was lifted after the investigation was concluded and it was determined that there was no real or specific threat to Cardigan’s students and staff.

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