• Power outage inadvertently triggers lockdown at Medfield schools

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    MEDFIELD, Mass. – School officials in Medfield are apologizing after an inadvertent lockdown scared many students during Friday’s storm.

    According to Superintendent Jeff Marsden, a new automated locked system was triggered at the Blake Middle School and Medfield High School.

    During the storm, both schools lost power, and when it was restored a prerecorded message was played throughout the schools telling everyone to go into lockdown and making it clear this was not a drill.

    However, Marsden said in a letter to parents, there was no danger.

    “Given the timing, we realize that this was upsetting for some of our students and staff to hear this message.  We are working with the company to repair this problem so that it will not happen in the future,” he said in the letter.

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