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phone calls claiming a student had a firearm in the school led to a lockdown at
Hingham High School today. After a search, no firearms were found, and police
believe the calls were not credible.
Monday, October 1, 2018 around 9am the Hingham High School Principal and the
South Shore Regional Emergency Communications Center (which provides dispatch
services for the Hingham Police) each received phone calls from a person who
claimed a student was in possession of a gun and may use it in the school. The
school went into lockdown and numerous police officers responded to the school.
school was searched and no firearms were found. Assisting at the scene were
Quincy Police K9 and Norwell Police. The lockdown ended shortly after 11am and
Hingham Police Department has five full-time School Resource Officers, one who
is assigned to Hingham High School. This incident remains under investigation.
If you have any information about this incident, please contact Detectives at
781-741-1443. You can also leave an anonymous tip on our home page www.hpd.org. Contact PIO Sgt. Steven Dearth