Extra police are stationed at Franklin Community High School after an anonymous threat was emailed to a teacher this morning.
Police don’t believe the anonymous threat is credible, but they are still taking it seriously. Extra patrols have been assigned inside and outside of the school, as students are completing their last day of finals, Franklin Police Chief Tim O’Sullivan said.
In the midst of the investigation, police boarded a Franklin school bus and a video shows students evacuating with their hands in the air. A student was taken away in handcuffs, but he is not connected to the threat.
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The school is in a code-yellow lock down with controlled entry.The school will remain on lockdown all day, school officials said in a news release this morning.
Students have been released to their classes, he said.
School officials learned of the threat at 6:30 a.m. They called police.
“I want to commend the police department, FCHS staff and students for following our safety protocol,” Superintendent David Clendening said in the news release. “As always, we want to encourage staff and students, if you see something, say something.”
Parents of high school students were notified of the lockdown at 7:40 a.m.
Parents were given the option to sign out their students and have them make up the finals Jan. 6.