BOSTON (WHDH) - The Neighborhood House Charter School in Dorchester is going fully remote after shots were fired near the school last week.

The school believes a student was the intended target of a shooting that happened Friday at the Shawmut MBTA station, close to the school.

“Obviously something like this is always going to be extremely concerning,” school principal Jahmeelah Bai-Grandson told 7News. “We are concerned that any of our children are feeling negatively impacted when they’re trying to access their education.”

“While there have been no incidents on our campus, many of our students commute to and from school on the MBTA,” the school said in a statement. “Last Friday, several shots were fired at the Shawmut T station. Police believe one of our students – who is not currently attending school in person – may have been the intended target. We also became aware that individuals associated with the alleged assailants from last week’s incident were communicating with members of our community that they intended to return.”

The school said the alleged assailants do not attend the school.

Grades 8 through 11 will be online through the end of next week. The school’s seniors have already finished the school year.

“We are grateful for the fact that no one was physically injured, but we recognize the emotional impact and fear that scholars, staff, and families have for our individual and collective safety,” the school said in a statement. “We are working hard to center the safety of our scholars, staff, and families in all of the decisions that we are making.”

School officials said they are working closely with the Boston Police Department, transit police, and security teams. Boston police said they issued a directive to increase patrols in the area of the school.

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