For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 22, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Hull Student Charged After Bringing Bullets to High School
HULL — Acting Police Chief Neil Reilly and Superintendent Michael Devine report that a student has been charged after he brought bullets to the high school this morning.
A 17-YEAR-OLD MALE JUVENILE, OF HULL, is charged with Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.
Around noon, the high school principal received a report from a student that THE JUVENILE had sent them a photo of three .32 caliber bullets. No threats were made.
THE JUVENILE is enrolled in Hull Public Schools’ Satellite program, which services those in special education through part-time instruction at the high school and a separate space located in the central office area at the Jacobs Elementary School.
The high school principal immediately informed the School Resource Officer of the incident, who located THE JUVENILE at the Satellite classroom. The student was searched and was found to be in possession of three bullets.
Police conducted a search of THE JUVENILE’S locker and home. No additional ammunition or firearms were located. Out of an abundance of caution, Hull Police reached out to the Massachusetts State Police to bring their firearms-sniffing K-9s to search the high school, Jacobs school and THE JUVENILE’S residence.
THE JUVENILE was transported to an area hospital for a medical evaluation. He is scheduled to be arraigned at Hingham District Court at a later date.
“We want parents and residents to rest assured that there is no danger to the community,” Acting Chief Reilly said. “We always stress the importance of ‘see something, say something’ and the student did the right thing by doing exactly that.”
“The safety and security of our students is a priority for the district and we commend the student for recognizing the seriousness of this situation and reporting it to the administration,” Superintendent Devine said. “We’d like to thank the Hull Police Department for their immediate response and assistance today.”