SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Springfield’s High School of Science and Technology was placed on a brief lockdown Tuesday following a report of someone possibly carrying a gun.
Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, a bus driver was picking up students at Sci-Tech when he reported seeing someone display what he believed to be a gun.
That driver made the report over the radio, which was then relayed to Springfield Police. The school was also placed into lockdown.
A description of that subject was put out to officers in the area.
A short time later, that person, who Delaney says is a 17-year-old juvenile, was spotted walking into the school, where he was quickly located by Springfield Police officers.
The juvenile was found in possession of what Delaney describes as a “toy gun”, as well as a knife.
That juvenile has been detained by police for carrying a dangerous weapon on school grounds. Delaney adds that that the toy gun was confiscated.
The lockdown, which Delaney says was “very short,” has been lifted.
Springfield Schools spokesperson Azell Cavaan adds that it’s not yet known if that juvenile was a student.