Originally posted at 9;28 a.m. Updated with statement from Ashland Police.
UPDATE. This was posted on Social media by the Ashland Police.
“Early this morning, the Ashland Police Department received an anonymous text containing information of a possible threat of violence directed at the Ashland High School,” wrote Ashland Police Chief Vin Alfano on social media.
“The Police Chief, Command Staff and School Administration immediately responded to the High School and began an investigation into the origin of the text, taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of all students and staff by providing a heavy police presence at all Town schools,” wrote the chief.
“Through the efforts of the Police School Resource Officers and School staff it was determined that absolutely no threat existed and there is no danger to the public, the schools, students or staff,” wrote the chief on Facebook.
ASHLAND – Ashland Public Schools were notified of a threat directed at Ashland High School this morning, May 24.
Police are investigating.
“All Ashland Schools are open and operating as usual,” according to communication from the school district.