Hanover HS put in lockdown after Facebook threat
HANOVER, Mass. (WHDH) -- A lockdown at Hanover High School was been lifted Thursday morning following a potential threat a student posted on Facebook.
The high school senior is accused of posting that one of his teacher's must die.
Daniel Kane ran from the camera and into his house after a day in court. He's accused of sending Hanover High School into lockdown after posting a threat against one of his teachers on Facebook.
“I believe it said something to the effect of the person needed to die or something like that. It wasn’t, ‘I’m going to stab the person, I’m going to take a gun and kill that person,’ I believe. I think it was more general,” said Kristine Nash, Hanover School superintendent.
And believable enough that the teacher who was being threatened was brought to a safe place and police were brought into the fold.
“It was absolutely and significant enough and serious enough -- in our estimation -- and credible enough in that we knew it came from a student that we had in our building," Superintendent Nash said.
Kane, 18, was officially charged with disturbing a public assembly because his alleged actions forced the lockdown. The teacher believes a recent failing grade led to him being upset with her.
But residents in the small town say that's no reason to threaten anyone.
"That’s stressful for a lot of kids. And you can’t stress out for being a bad grade," said Raymond Taylor, a neighbor.
School officials say they will conduct their own investigation to determine the appropriate action to take in regards to the student.