Hingham High School safety update: Social media post referred to toy weapon


Hingham High School, photo by Joshua Ross Photography.

January 28, 2022 by Carol Britton Meyer

Hingham High School Principal Rick Swanson notified parents and guardians earlier today, Friday, that a safety concern stemming from a social media post that referenced ownership of a weapon by a student "was revealed to be not a credible threat."

After becoming aware of the post, HHS administrators immediately collaborated with the Hingham Police Department to determine its credibility.

"We were able to establish that [the post] was referring to a toy weapon," Swanson said in the email. "The school is addressing the situation with the student and will continue to provide education about the negative impact of social media posts like this one."

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