Active Shooter Warning At Framingham High School A False Alarm

Photo: Framingham Public Schools

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A triggering of the active shooter alert system at Framingham High School on Friday was a false alarm, officials said.

Several students fled the school when the alarm went off at around 10:20 a.m., with police quickly responding to the scene and determining there was no threat.

Framingham Superintendent of Schools Robert Tremblay said the alarm was accidentally triggered when maintenance was changing a battery to the alarm system. Tremblay said that students who left and were upset were allowed to take the rest of the day off.

The false alarm occurred during a week where several Massachusetts schools were the victims of hoax threat phone calls, otherwise known as swatting.

Tremblay said there was no connection to the statewide swatting incidents.

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