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Issues in Rehoboth

On 11/20/2018 at approximately 1245 hrs. Officers from the Rehoboth Police department responded to the D.L. Beckwith Middle School for a report of threats made at the school.

 

Upon arrival Officers met with school administration and were advised by school officials that unknown parties scribbled a note within the school indicating the possible use of a firearm.

 

Shortly after the police arrived the principle ordered the school to “shelter in place” to prevent movement within.

 

Police then initiated an investigation and for a short time the school was placed into lockdown.

 

With the assistance of the Plymouth County Sheriffs K-9 , and the  Fall River Police departments K-9 unit, a thorough search of the school was made.

 

No dangerous items were found and the threat was deemed not to be credible.

 

The school lockdown was then lifted and students were dismissed in an orderly and safe fashion. The Rehoboth Police detectives unit will continue to follow up on this incident.

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