Statement by Franklin Police Chief Stephen H. Semerjian
A call was received today at approximately 12 noon from a male party claiming threats of a bomb in the Franklin High School. Protocols were followed with appropriate Franklin Police and Franklin Fire personnel response, with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad.
The school Superintendent’s office placed all remaining Franklin Schools in administrative lockdown. High School students and faculty were evacuated, and are safe. At the time of this release, all schools are resuming normal operations with regularly scheduled dismissal times.
Franklin Detectives are aggressively following up all leads. We would like to thank all involved for their cooperation and assistance.