Framingham Public Schools Issues Statement on Suspicious Packages at Walsh Middle

The following is a press release from Framingham Public Schools issued just before 9 a.m.

The Massachusetts State Police bomb squad cleared was called to Walsh Middle School this morning, Oct. 25, to investigate to suspicious packages. They cleared the scene and found no threat just after 8 a.m.

Here is the release:

Two suspicious-looking boxes at the driveway entrance to Walsh Middle School caused the temporary rerouting of school arrival procedures this morning.

At approximately 7 a.m., Walsh Principal Patrick Johnson noticed the boxes upon his arrival to school. Exercising caution and good judgment, Mr. Johnson contacted the Framingham Police.

Given the time needed for the police to assess the situation and the time of day, Walsh Middle School morning drop-off was changed to its secondary site, the Charlotte Dunning Elementary School. Transportation Director Rick Gallagher contacted buses in mid route.

A Connect Ed message was sent to Walsh Middle School parents alerting them of the change.

Staff from the Walsh and Dunning Schools as well as administrators from across the district provided support in ensuring a smooth transition of middle school students.

The Framingham Police determined that the boxes were not a threat and, most likely, left over from a weekend event. The school driveway was reopened and normal arrival procedures were swiftly reestablished.

The safety of our students is our foremost priority. We are grateful for the collaboration among the schools, transportation, and police.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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