Scituate schools shelter in place after hoax threat, lifted by noon

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SCITUATE — A concerning phone call to authorities led to a shelter-in-place order at Scituate High School and Middle Schools today, following what now appears to have been a hoax threat.

The Scituate Police Department received the call at approximately 10:10 a.m., prompting immediate action in line with safety protocols.

Nationwide, school districts have been on high alert due to a rise in hoax bomb threats and “swatting” incidents.

The precautionary measure was lifted at 12:15 p.m. after the threat was deemed not credible, allowing students and staff to resume their day.

The police department expressed gratitude to the Scituate Public Schools and Fire Department for their quick cooperation, as well as to law enforcement partners including the Massachusetts State Police, ATF, and neighboring police departments for their support.

In a statement, the Scituate Police Department also thanked students and the community for their patience and understanding as they worked to ensure everyone’s safety.

The incident is still under investigation, and authorities have said they will release additional information when it is appropriate.

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