According to Dighton Police, new information was learned on the original high school safety threat at Dighton Rehoboth High School earlier this week. This information was followed up on by SRO Kuczewski and Det. Richards which lead to an arrest warrant being sought for a 17 year-old Rehoboth male. That warrant was granted and served this morning. Officers from Rehoboth Police along with Det. Richards took this subject into custody without incident where he was then transported to Dighton Police. The 17 year-old will be arraigned in Taunton Juvenile Court on charges of Making Terroristic Threats with Serious Public Alarm and Disturbing a School Assembly.
According to Dighton PD at no time were any students, faculty, or staff in any real or imminent danger.
Superintendent Anthony Azar had added extra security as a precaution and issued this statement on Thursday morning.
“As many of you know from a previous email sent yesterday, the Dighton and Rehoboth Police Departments actively were involved in investigating an alleged threat made at Dighton–Rehoboth Regional High School on Wednesday, February 28th. According to the investigation the police determined that there was no credible threat. Please know, that the two police departments working collaboratively with our high school administration, thoroughly investigated the information and reached a conclusion that no crime was committed and there was no credible threat. Although this conclusion was reached, I have asked that there be a police presence at the high school today as well as our School Resource Officer whom is stationed here at the high school on a daily basis.
Moreover, the investigation began early afternoon and continued into the early morning hours. Our police departments followed every possible lead and spoke to numerous students and their adult guardians to reach the conclusion that they did. We are extremely proud of our police departments and our students particularly that brought forth their concerns to our staff and to our administration when they, “see something, they say something”. Please use this situation as a teachable moment for your children in helping to keep our school a safe place.
Once again, thank you for your continued support.”