Investigation reveals “no threat” to Chesterfield elementary school students

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CHESTERFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Superintendent of the Hampshire Regional School District sent a letter to reassure parents that their children are safe at the New Hingham Regional Elementary School in Chesterfield.

In the letter dated May 5th, Dr. Craig Jurgensen referenced “an incident reported to me regarding concerns around an inappropriate document created on a tablet computer by a student at New Hingham.”

Dr. Jurgensen said his investigation determined there was no threat to students, and that he shared his findings with police.

Dr. Jurgensen ended his letter with this message to parents: “Student safety and confidentiality are our first concerns and this letter serves to inform you that the students at New Hingham are safe at school. For the safety of all the students I ask that you refrain from using social media or other forms of communication to discuss the issue. When information is passed along through many venues it gets embellished or contains misinformation.”

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