Stoughton police investigate threatening images sent to high schoolers

STOUGHTON, Mass. (WLNE) — The Stoughton Police Department said they’re investigating after multiple students received threatening photos on their phones via AirDrop.

Authorities said at 8:26 a.m. Thursday, they were notified by school officials that multiple students received AirDropped photos of explosive devices from an unknown person.

Police said the school was holding an assembly at the time.

Stoughton police immediatley responded to the school and the SRO on campus helped evacuate students and staff to the nearby O’Donnell Middle School.

Nearby streets were closed at the time of the investigation and traffic was detoured.

Police later determined the photo was a generic online image that made no specific reference to Stoughton High School.

Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad and K-9 unit both responded to do a sweep of the building out of an abundance of caution.

Officials deemed the school safe at 10:57 a.m. and had an early release previously scheduled. The school said they are in contact with families.

Chief McNamara addressed the high school students to provide a brief update on the situation.

The incident remains under investigation by police and Stoughton public schools.

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