DIGHTON, Mass. (WPRI) — Police from Rehoboth and Dighton, along with members from the SWAT team, responded to The Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School Monday, after an online threat was made on social media.
The district’s superintendent released a statement regarding the situation.
“The Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District received an ambiguous threat made last week on a social media site called ask.fm. Adhering to district protocol, the Rehoboth and Dighton Police Departments were notified and responded immediately. Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District takes all threats seriously. All safety protocols were followed to ensure the well-being and safety of students and staff. We would like to thank the Dighton and Rehoboth Police and other area agencies that supported our district safety protocols to ensure a smooth beginning to our Monday morning.”
Superintendent Anthony C. Azar
Classes are in session and school officials said the day began smoothly.