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Saugus High officials deem no threat made against school, still take precautions

In an email distributed to parents Thursday, Saugus High School Principal Vincent Ferry informed parents that a rumor had been circulating about a school threat, but it was deemed to be not credible.

“Last week, we were informed about a possible threat made by a student,” Ferry said in the email. “Our administrative team and law enforcement have investigated this claim and were able to confirm that no such threat was made.”

Ferry added the school would remain open as usual throughout the week and next, and additional safety measures would be taken as the school year draws to a conclusion.

“In an abundance of caution, we have made arrangements with law enforcement to have an expanded presence on campus tomorrow and next week,” Ferry said. “Safety is always our top priority.”

“J-Team deputies in conjunction with school resource officers were notified as is the protocol,” Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the SCV Sheriff’s Station said, referring to members of the sheriff’s Juvenile Team.

“They conducted an investigation, talking to and interviewing over a dozen students,” she said. “They were unable to find any evidence that supported the rumor.”

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