Quincy Middle School principal Scott Ramsey notified QMS families of an incident where students informed staff about a rumored “hit list.”

The subsequent investigation by the Quincy Police Department yielded no hit list nor any credible evidence that it existed, Ramsey said in an statement to QMS families posted on the school’s website.

“We spoke with different students about the alleged threat and through our extensive investigation, no list, weapon or any other credible evidence was found,” Ramsey said in the statement.

“Please know that the safety of our students is our highest priority, and the district has a safety and crisis plan for each of our schools,” Ramsey continued.

In the statement, Ramsey encouraged parents to talk to their children about the importance of school safety, and to encourage them to express their feelings.

“This can be an upsetting experience for some and it is important that students be able to discuss their emotions and feelings with a trusted adult/family member,” he said.

Additionally, Ramsey mentioned that the school will take part in an active-shooter training this January, led by school safety expert Jesus Villahermosa.

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