Perkins School for the Blind went into lockdown after the school received a threatening phone call on Tuesday morning. The School shifted to shelter in place while the school was searched by Watertown Police, who cleared the school to go back to normal activities at about 2:45 p.m.
The Watertown Police announced on social media that the phone call came in at around 10:45 a.m. and school officials contacted the police.
At about 1 p.m. Watertown Police released a statement saying, in part: “We responded and are currently working with school officials to ensure the safety of the students and staff. As a precautionary measure Perkins initiated a lockdown. This is an ongoing investigation, and we will provide additional information as it becomes available.”
An update was provided at about 2 p.m. by the Watertown Police:
“Perkins Update: The School has transitioned from a lockdown to a shelter in place. The investigation is ongoing. More updates will be provided once the perimeter check is completed”
At 2:45 p.m., Watertown Police announced that the shelter in place had been lifted, and normal activities resumed. The incident remains under investigation.