A Dover middle school student is being credited with notifying police about another student “threatening harm to others” -- a second hand-allegation that turned out to be false.

The episode unfolded Wednesday morning at Dover Middle School before the nearly 1,200 students and staff arrived for school.

SAU 11 Superintendent Dr. William Harbron said in a statement that Dover police were able to quickly determine the threat was not credible. Harbron issued a statement saying that police thoroughly investigated and “no one’s safety was compromised at any time.”

“We commend this student for their actions in reporting this to the proper authorities,” Harbron said.

Harbron said he encourages all students to report to an adult or the proper authority “when they see or know something that is not safe.”

Police Lt. Scott Pettingill said Wednesday no further police action was required in connection with the incident.

Wednesday was the eighth school day of the year for Dover Middle School.

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