BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — The principal of a Massachusetts high school has spoken out days after police said his vehicle was damaged by a homemade explosive device resembling a pipe bomb.

In a statement Monday, Bellingham High School Principal Lucas Giguere says he has been "overwhelmed" by kindness and compassion since the explosion last week. Giguere says the school will continue to support an atmosphere of normalcy and safety for the students.

Police responded to his home in Blackstone just after 6 p.m. Thursday after receiving a report of possible vandalism to a vehicle. Both Giguere and neighbors reported hearing a loud bang.

Police say the vehicle's grill, radiator and engine block were damaged. No injuries were reported.

Authorities believe the principal was targeted, and they say there is no danger to the community.