Video report: All OK after security scare prompts large response to Cape Cod Regional Technical High School

A student exits a Mass State Police cruiser at Cape Cod Tech school. Jake O’Callaghan/CWN

HARWICH – A large law enforcement response descended on Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Harwich around 8:30 AM Tuesday. According to initial reports officials received an alert indicating trouble at the school. An announcement went over the public address system at the school stating “this is not a drill.” State Police also started receiving reports of students on Route 6 in the area of the school. No actual trouble was found at or around the school. However, an ambulance was called for a teacher reportedly suffering a medical condition and one student was treated for minor injuries suffered while running through the woods from the school.

To reiterate, there is no indication of any active shooter or other issues at the school. A number of students understandably ran away from the school when the alarm sounded. Some of them ended up along Route 6 which passes near the school. Officials worked to locate all those students and make sure all are reunited with their parents.

As of 9:30 AM, police reported the entire school had been checked and cleared with nothing out of the ordinary found.

Update from Harwich Police: At approximately 8:30 AM Tuesday morning, the Active Shooter Alarm at Cape Cod Tech was activated. Cape Cod Tech School Resource Officer John Larivee was able to quickly investigate and determine there was no obvious reason for the alarm.

Police Officers from Harwich and the Brewster Police Department and Chatham Police Department responded to assist at the scene.

Police Officers conducted a thorough walk through of the building while the students remained outside. After ensuring the school was safe students were allowed back into the building. The cause of the alarm is being investigated by school administration.

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