• Student charged with making terrorist threats at Norfolk Agricultural School


    WALPOLE, Mass. - A student at the Norfolk County Agricultural School has been charged with making terrorist threats after police were alerted to reports that he allegedly had a "hit list of people he planned on shooting on Friday," officials said.

    Parents at the Walpole school received an email from school superintendent Tammy Quinn Wednesday alerting them that police were investigating reports about "statements that were made to fellow students," and assuring parents that the school community "was never in any danger."

    Walpole Police Chief John Carmichael said police began investigating the alleged threat by a 16-year-old student at the technical school and were given consent to search a house in Bellingham. 

    No weapons were found during that search but police arrested the student at the school on charges of making terrorist threats. It's unclear if anything else was discovered during the search.

    The student's name is not being released as he is a juvenile.

    Walpole Police were actually at the school that day, hosting ALICE training, a national active shooter instructor program, Carmichael said.

    The exact nature of the threat was not disclosed.

    The incident comes days after one student was killed and eight others were injured in a mass shooting at a Colorado charter school after two students opened fire.

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