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E. Bridgewater Schools Closed After Gunman Alert
BOSTON -- East Bridgewater schools were closed for the day as a precaution after police warned residents that an gunman was on the loose early Tuesday.
The armed person was located in the vicinity of Spring Street, near the high school, police said, and the threat was eliminated, but schools were to remain closed.
Few details were available, but several residents said the entire town was notified of the school closings through the use of an automated telephone alert system. They were told schools were closed because of a "public emergency."
The first alert was from the superintendent of schools and the second from the East Bridgewater police chief, residents said. They received the alerts about 6 a.m. and the alert from police said "there was an armed person loose in the western section of East Bridgewater and to stay indoors."
There were no immediate reports of any injuries.