PRESS RELEASE FROM SUPERINTENDENT SCANNELL AND CHIEF SOLOMON!!!
Today, Tuesday, May 1, 2013, at approximately 12:20, Methuen High School students reported to administration that they had received a Facebook phone message sent by a Methuen High School student with disturbing verbiage. The student made terrorist threats. These threats were in general and not directed towards another person or the school. The administration acted quickly, contacted school service officer Jim Mellor, who then contacted the police department. The student was not in school but has since been located and placed under arrest. Administration working hand in hand with the Methuen Police Department, diffused the situation maintaining the best possible professional attitude. Methuen Public Schools as well as the Methuen Police Department has zero tolerance for this behavior. We believe that all students deserve to learn in a welcoming, non threatening environment free from intimidation and physical threats.
Chief Solomon reports that the student under arrest has been identified as Cameron B. Dambrosio, 18, of Methuen. He has been charged with Terroristic Threats ch269, s14 which is a crime punishable by up to 20 years in state prison. Methuen Detectives continue to work on this case, gathering any and all information that they can. At this time, a search warrant is being executed at the students home to gather evidence in regards to this incident.