Reports of active shooters at St. John's Prep, BC High; no threats immediately found
Both St. John’s Prep in Danvers and Boston College High School in Dorchester were the subject of active shooter reports Monday, although police said no threats were found at either location.
Boston Police officers responded to BC High, located at 150 Morrissey Blvd., just after 2 p.m. They did not identify any threats, Boston Police said.
Dozens of State Police troopers and Danvers Police officers entered St. John’s just before 2 p.m. and did not identify any threats or find anyone injured. Officers were continuing to sweep the school building-by-building Monday afternoon.
“There has been a report of an active shooter on campus at Benjamin Hall. Danvers and State police are on site. Students, Faculty, and Staff are sheltering in place. We will further provide updates as soon as possible,” an alert on the school’s website said Monday afternoon just after 2 p.m.
Students who fled school grounds on their own were being directed and shuttled to the Stop & Shop located at 301 Newbury St. in Danvers, according to State Police. Parents were also being directed there to be reunited with their children.
Many Massachusetts schools have experienced “swatting” recently. The term refers to false threats being made in order to trigger a response from law enforcement officials.
This is a developing story and will be updated.