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.