Threatening note prompts increased security at East School in Hingham

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HINGHAM –– A resident’s discovery of a threatening note near a path frequented by East School students prompted a police response Tuesday at 12:10 p.m., Hingham Police Department reported.

The note, scrawled on a white paper plate and containing the words “shooting” and “murder,” was found along Chamberlain Run, a path that leads to the school property.

The message did not specifically mention East School, according to the Public Information Officer, Lt. Steven Dearth.

Officers immediately visited East School to assess any potential threat and, after consultation with school staff, determined there was no immediate danger to students or faculty.

However, as a measure of caution, a police officer will remain on site until the end of the school day.

The investigation into the note’s origin and intent is ongoing, with authorities asking anyone with information to come forward.

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