Andover police responded to an “incident” between two middle school students on Main Street Friday, according to a note to parents from West Middle School Principal Tim Corkery.

The incident was “witnessed by others” and happened after dismissal on Friday, which was an early release day for Andover Public Schools. There were no injuries. Corkery alluded to an incident during school earlier this week, but did not given specifics about either.

“I want to assure our families that this incident is not related to the incident at West Middle School from earlier this week,” Corkery wrote. “We have been in contact with the families of the students who were involved or witnessed the events.”


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