Thank God it wasn’t a glue gun…
Police responded in force to a Massachusetts high school after a students reported a classmate with a possible weapon.
Police, decked out with assault rifles, combed through Southbridge Middle/ High School Wednesday afternoon during a school lockdown after a student reported a classmate with a possible weapon around 1:30 p.m., MassLive.com reports.
“The building was put into a shelter-in-place lockdown directly following notification to the police department, for safety reasons during the investigation,” according to a Southbridge Police statement.
“The alleged student was located and the building was swept. There was in fact no weapon.”
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CBS Boston reports “a student was waving a stapler, and other students thought it was a gun.” None of the other news sites detailed the alleged weapon.
A person inside the school during the ordeal sent a picture to the news site of police officers strolling through the hallway with at least one wearing what appears to be a large assault rifle.
Students were eventually released around 2:50 p.m., according to My Fox Boston.
Neither police nor school officials detailed what action, if any, was taken against the alleged stapler. For entire story: EAG News