Joseph Solomon, Chief of Police
Quinn Public Safety Building
90 Hampshire St.
Methuen, MA 01844
For Immediate Release
Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Methuen Police Determine No Threat Exists Against High School After Social Media Post Causes Concerns
METHUEN — Mayor James P. Jajuga and Chief Joseph Solomon report that the police department has determined there is no credible threat against Methuen High School, after investigating a social media post that was being circulated Sunday night.
Police have determined that the social media post originated elsewhere and was not connected to Methuen High School in any way.
School will be opened as scheduled on Monday.
At approximately 7:40 p.m. Sunday, police and school officials were made aware of an allegedly threatening social media post being circulated among students. Some of the students notified their parents, who then called Methuen Police.
Methuen Police detectives and school resource officers made a full and thorough investigation and determined that the post was referring to a school in another state. That matter is being investigated by law enforcement agencies where the post originated from and Methuen Police are in communication with those agencies.
“We are extremely happy and proud that the students notified their parents of this post, who then immediately notified the Methuen Police,” Chief Solomon said. “We always take situations like this very seriously and our detectives worked quickly to determine that the threat did not have anything to do with our schools.”