2 students arrested after apparent shooting threats prompt high school lockdown

HOLDEN, MA (WHDH) - A social media threat that discussed a potential shooting at Wachusett Regional High School has resulted in the arrest of two people after six were identified as persons of interest.

Holden police say the detective bureau received information Wednesday around 8 a.m. about a post on social media that referenced a possible shooting at the high school.

Police responded to the threats in conjunction with school administration and identified six people of interest. Two of the suspects were taken into custody.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing and that both Paxton police and Massachusetts State Police are looking into the threat.

The school announced that a shelter-in-place order was given so police could secure students involved and search the school. The shelter-in-place was in effect from 8:30 a.m. until about 9:50 a.m., according to a release from the school.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing and that both Paxton police and Massachusetts State Police are looking into the threat.

Police say no weapons were found at the school.

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