12-year-old girl arrested in Randolph after threatening note found at school

A 12-year-old girl in Randolph was arrested Thursday after she allegedly scrawled a message threatening violence on the wall of a middle school, police said.

The girl, whose name was not released because she is a juvenile, is charged with making a public threat, Randolph police said in a statement. She is expected to be arraigned at Quincy Juvenile Court at a later date.

Police responded to Randolph Middle School around 2 p.m. after receiving a report that someone had written a threatening note on the wall.


An investigation followed and the 12-year-old was identified as the person who allegedly wrote the message, police said.

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The threat was not credible, police said, and school was dismissed as usual on Thursday. Police did not elaborate on the details of the note. Parents of students were notified of the incident through the Randolph superintendent’s office.

The girl was arrested without incident, police said, and later released into the custody of her mother.

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