Hardiman said yesterday that the goal was to have a normal school day, though he understood there was some frustration among students inconvenienced by the changes. There has been “a good deal of support,” from the St. John’s community, he said.
”It is the unsettling reality of our times that we find ourselves faced with this situation at St. John’s,” Hardiman said in his email. “We believe, however, that these measures, while they may seem inconvenient, will help ensure the safest possible environment for our students, faculty and staff.”
Detective Sgt. Philip Tansey is overseeing the investigation, along with Sgt. Olivia Silva. Anyone with information about the threat may contact detectives directly at 978-774-1388, Ouellette said.
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