Two lockdowns in two days at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
NORTH DIGHTON, Mass. (WLNE) — Two days in two lockdowns at the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School, after bullets were found inside a bathroom at the high school Wednesday, which resulted in the school being put into lockdown for about three hours.
Wednesday was the second day in a row the school was put on lockdown.
The first happened Tuesday after police said threatening graffiti was found in a boy’s bathroom at the high school. A day later, the school was placed on lockdown again at about 9:30 a.m. after a student found two bullets inside the same bathroom as Tuesday’s incident.
Dighton and Rehoboth police were joined by K-9 units from the Dartmouth, Fall River, and Providence police departments until the scene was cleared.
After the lockdown was lifted, police said a faulty smoke detector sounded a fire alarm, which resulted in the school being evacuated for about 20 minutes.
Dighton police said they do not believe there is a credible threat to the school.
Dighton Police Chief Robert MacDonald released a statement saying, “The safety of our school students and staff is our top priority and we will do everything we can to thoroughly investigate these threats. We would like to remind the community that we take all threats such as these seriously as they are a huge disruption to our school community and we will pursue this until charges are filed.”
The string of lockdowns come just over two weeks after the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. These recent incidents at the high school have parents in the school district questioning whether or not to send their kids to school.
Some parents who are concerned about the safety of their children are expected to express those concerns at the next school committee meeting, which is scheduled for next Tuesday.