Holbrook Student Charged With Making Terroristic Threats

HOLBROOK, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A 13-year-old student of the Holbrook Public Schools is facing charges after he allegedly emailed a violent threat against Holbrook Middle-High School to a school official last night.

A Holbrook Public Schools staff member reported receiving an email Thursday at around 6:40 p.m. threatening a violent act at the middle school. School administrators immediately notified the Holbrook Police Department.

Holbrook Police, working with the Massachusetts State Police Fusion Center, were able to identify the suspect as a student. Police were able to ultimately determine that the threat was not credible.

However, out of an abundance of caution, the decision was made by Superintendent Hamilton to close all Holbrook Public Schools on Friday. Parents were notified of the decision last night. Classes will resume again on Monday.

"We take any all threats to our schools with the utmost seriousness and I am glad that we were able to bring this investigation to an end quickly and with the suspect being identified and charged," Holbrook Police Chief William Smith said. "I am relived that the threat was determined not to be credible and want to say that school staff did a great job of quickly making us aware of the incident so we could act swiftly. I would also like to thank the State Police for their assistance in the investigation."

The 13-year-old male from Holbrook was charged with Making Terroristic Threats, and Threats to Commit a Crime. Because the student is a juvenile, his identity is being withheld. He will be arraigned at Quincy Juvenile Court at a later date.

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