Lowell High official: #School safe after #student #arrested in #threat

LOWELL — A threat made by a student through social media against fellow Lowell High School students and teachers has led to an arrest, according to a tweet issued by interim Head of School Marianne Busteed on Sunday night.

She also stated in the tweet that it’s safe to come to school Monday and Lowell police officers will be on hand to ensure safety.

“Thanks to the quick work of the LPD, LHS Admin and heads up from a staff member and student,” Busteed wrote in the tweet. “See something, say something.”

The details of the threat are unclear, as well as the name of the student involved. Busteed stated on Twitter that the student used Facebook to pose the threat.

When asked about the threat, Lowell police Capt. Jonathan Webb said shortly before 10 p.m. that the department is involved in an investigation, but did not provide further information.

Webb added details would be released when available and that no comment would be made by the department Sunday night.

The increased concern for safety comes in the wake of another school shooting that took place at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

Students across the country, including students in Greater Lowell, are planning to stage walkouts over gun violence this week.