Used shell casings found at North Middlesex Regional Secondary School: officials


Middlesex County school officials are investigating after two spent casings were found at a high school this week.

The casings were found in the North Middlesex Regional High School boys’ locker room toilet at around 2pm on Tuesday November 8, Superintendent Brad Morgan and Townsend Police Chief James Sartell report.

Townsend police took the casings and contacted the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council’s School Threat Assessment and Response System (STARS) team.

A search of the locker room and the entire school ensued, officials said. Students were not in session due to Election Day, but staff were present for professional development. However, sports practices have been canceled as a result.

“I want to assure parents and community members that the school will be thoroughly searched before students return on Wednesday,” Superintendent Morgan said. “The safety of our students and staff is our top priority, and we are taking every precaution to ensure there are no threats at school.”

Officials don’t know how the casings got there and the investigation is ongoing. Townsend Police will have an additional presence at the school on Wednesday as a precaution, officials said.

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