Police Investigate Alleged Threats Made by Nettle Student After Report of Knife at School

Dr. Paul Nettle School. (Jay Saulnier file photograph for WHAV News.)

Haverhill Police were called to Boardman Street’s Nettle Middle School Friday after school officials became aware of alleged threats made by a student who may have been in possession of a knife, Principal Shereen Escovitz said in an email to parents sent at 3:09 p.m.

According to Escovitz, school personnel and Haverhill Police “immediately located the student” and determined there was no threat to the school.

“At no time were any students or staff unsafe during this process,” Escovitz said.

Haverhill Police have not yet responded to a request for comment as to if a knife was found at the school.

Escovitz is in her first year as Nettle’s principal, having taken over for veteran school chief Timothy Corkery. After six years in Haverhill, retired Navy commander Corkery left the district to become principal of Andover’s West Middle School at the end of the last school year.

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