Wareham Police file charges against juvenile in 2017 school threat case

Wareham Public Schools

WAREHAM – After an investigation that spanned several months, Wareham police have charged a juvenile in connection with alleged threats made to a summer session at the Wareham school department.

The person, whose name is not being released because of the person’s age, is being criminally charged with communicating a threat with serious public alarm.

The incident happened on July 10th and specifically targeted students and faculty at Wareham High School and Middle School.

Law enforcement responded to the Wareham High School and Middle School complex when an anonymous email received during the morning hours of the summer school/camps activities communicated a threat involving the use of a weapon to cause great harm.

The threat proved to be unfounded.

Since the time of the incident, Wareham PD detectives have conducted exhaustive investigation of this matter, which resulted in the criminal charge being filed at Wareham District Court, and a complaint issued by the Juvenile Court Clerk.

The matter is scheduled for arraignment procedures in the Juvenile Session at Wareham District Court on Wednesday, January 24th.

“I am proud of the efforts of the detectives involved in this case, whose relentless and diligent investigation clearly shows that Wareham PD did not rest until all measures were taken and probable cause to file a criminal charge was attained. I also hope that our citizens, including our youth, realize the seriousness with which the Wareham Police Department and Wareham School Department address this type of matter,” said Wareham Police Chief Kevin Walsh.

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