Acton police respond to school threat, find no danger

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ACTON — Chief James Cogan reported that the Acton Police Department responded to Luther Conant School on Thursday after concerning graffiti and a possible weapon were reported on the grounds.

On Thursday, Feb. 29, at around 10 a.m., Acton Police were alerted by school administrators at Luther Conant School on Taylor Road about graffiti found inside the school containing language about a weapon being brought onto the premises.

Officers conducted a thorough search of the building, and the school was placed in a shelter-in-place as a precautionary measure.

During the investigation, students remained safe in their classrooms.

The Acton Police, with the aid of the Massachusetts State Police and State Police K9 Units, worked in conjunction with the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District to ensure the safety of the school community.

The search concluded at approximately 1:20 p.m., with authorities determining that the threat was unfounded.

They confirmed there was no danger to students or staff, and the shelter-in-place was subsequently lifted.

For added security and reassurance, an Acton Police Officer will remain stationed at the school for the rest of the day.

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