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Concerns, Rumors Of Threats To DHS, Richardson Prove To Be Unfounded

Sep 26, 2019 03:45PM ● By Lisa Redmond

Dracut Police

DRACUT -- The Dracut police and school administration have determined that rumors of threats at the high school and middle school were unfounded, according to a statement posted on social media by School Superintendent Steven Stone.
On Wednesday afternoon, principals at Dracut High, and  Richardson Middle School each sent separate and unconnected messages to their respective communities providing information about rumors that were investigated  at both schools. 
" As is our operating protocol, in ALL such matters, regardless of how unlikely or sparse a rumor may be, the school administration immediately communicates and collaborates with the Dracut Police Department and thoroughly investigates," Stone stated.
 "In both cases today, after complete investigations by both the administration and the Dracut Police, the issues were deemed to be not credible," he stated. 
 If at any time there had been any indication of imminent concern, immediate action would have been taken by both the schools and the police, Stone said.
The messages sent by both principals conveyed factual information.  
"I encourage the school community not to rely on social media or 'word of mouth' for facts in such circumstances.  Parents who may have a concern are encouraged to speak directly with Mr. Manley or Ms. McGuinness," Stone wrote.  
Stone added, "The safety of our students and employees is the highest priority of the Dracut Public Schools."
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