Fitchburg High School Locked Down for Student with Knife

 by Tom MarinoSeptember 12, 2022

FITCHBURG - Fitchburg High School was put into lockdown on Monday morning after a report of a student with making a threat against the school and the possibility of a weapon brought into the school.

The Fitchburg Police Department received a notification through the "STOP IT" app at around 9:30 AM, which implicated a 17 year-old student in the report.

After the school was put into lockdown by administration, police officers conducted a search and located the 17-year-old along with three other students in the library. That student was arrested for Carrying a Dangerous Weapon on School Grounds (pocket knife). A second student, a 16-year-old male, was arrested for Carrying a Dangerous Weapon on School Grounds (kitchen knife).

The school's staff ended the lockdown after the arrests were made.

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