Everyone ‘safe and sound’ after officers respond to unknown incident at schools

May 14, 2021

Wareham Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood reported “everybody’s out safe and sound,” after police responded to an unknown incident in the area of Minot Forest Elementary School and Wareham Middle School at about 2:30 p.m.

No details were provided as to the reason for the heightened police presence, but Shaver-Hood said the schools “really appreciate the additional safety.”

After the incident, people subscribed to the school’s emergency alert system took to social media to share screenshots of an email message sent out by Shaver-Hood.

“At the end of the Wareham High School day, an email was received by several staff members that contained threatening language,” read Shaver-Hood’s message, which was addressed to parents and guardians. “The police were immediately notified and all students were safely dismissed.” 

It is unclear why the date in the email is “May 5” rather than May 14.

A spokesperson for the Massachusetts State Police said “State Police were called by Wareham PD to lend assistance / security during the dismissal of two schools,” but noted that State Police provided no additional assistance. 

This story has been updated to include additional information that was sent to parents and guardians and a statement from the State Police.