Department News

Soft lockdown at Tyngsborough Elementary – all is safe and school is now open

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Please be advised that at approximately 11:28 a.m. it was reported by parents to school administration that gunshots were heard in the area of Tyngsborough Elementary School. Tyngsborough Police Department and the school instituted a soft lock down which means all entry and exit from the building was supervised and subsequently locked. At 11:32 a.m., there was an assigned police presence at TES. At 11:50 a.m. the school was notified by the Tyngsborough Police Department the source of the gunshots was determined to be hunters in a nearby conservation area, they are legally hunting.

We would like to thank the Tyngsborough Schools for their quick response and for following protocols established with the Police Department.