Police and Firefighters responded to what was thought to be a written threat at North Andover High School Thursday. It has since been determined by law enforcement that there is no threat at the school at this time.
At just before 10 a.m. Thursday, school officials were alerted about a message written on a bathroom wall at the high school that could be seen as threatening. Superintendent Kevin Hutchinson did not release details of what the message said.
Police, firefighters and members of the School Threat Assessment and Response Systems Task Force were called to the school to investigate.
Hutchinson said that it was then determined that there was no evidence of a threat to anyone at the school and that students, faculty and staff would be safe.
Here is the full text of the message to NAHS parents from Principal Dr. Carla Scuzzarella"
"Good morning NAHS parents, this is Dr. Scuzzarella with an important message.
In the last hour, a threat written on a bathroom wall was reported to the Administration. We immediately called in the North Andover Police and Fire Departments, as well as the Northeast Mass. STARS (School Threat Assessment and Response Systems) Task Force (of which I am a member). The threat was thoroughly and quickly investigated. It was determined that there was no evidence of a credible threat, and that our students, staff and building are safe at this time. We are in the process of following up on additional information.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly."