Police, SWAT team respond to high school after online threat

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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.

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