On Thursday, May 4, 2107 Wareham High School staff notified Wareham PD School Resource Officer Karl Baptiste that a juvenile aged student made a statement to the effect he would “shoot up the school”. The statement was immediately reported, and an investigation was initiated.
As a result of the preliminary investigation, the student was placed under arrest and charged with Threats to Commit a Crime and Terroristic Threats. The student will appear at the juvenile session of Wareham District Court for arraignment at a later date. Investigation of this matter is ongoing.
Chief Walsh praised the decisive actions of Wareham School Department faculty and administrative staff and the cooperative effort involving the WPD School Resource Officer during this investigation.