Afternoon classes resumed after morning lockdown at Memorial

The following is a statement from schools Superintendent Michael Devine and Police Chief John Dunn regarding an incident at the Memorial Middle School Tuesday morning:

At approximately 11:30 a.m., Hull Police received a call from administration at Memorial Middle School, 81 Central Ave., after a male eighth-grade student made a concerning remark about a firearm.The student then left the building. 

Out of an abundance of caution, the school was placed on lockdown. Police located the student a few blocks from the school, and he was taken to an area hospital for an evaluation.

No weapons were found in the building and there is no threat to students, faculty, or the community. The student's parents were contacted; no weapons were found in their home during a subsequent search. The lockdown was lifted at noon and classes resumed as is normal.

The incident remains under investigation by the Hull Police Department.