Wooster Middle School Temporarily Locked Down

Police say there was no threat to the school, but four males in possession of two BB guns were taken into custody in the woods behind the building.

A report of four men carrying two weapons behind David Wooster Middle School led to a temporary lockdown of the Lincoln Street building this afternoon.

Stratford Deputy Police Chief Joseph McNeil said there was no threat to the school, students or faculty. The lockdown was a safety measure taken as a precaution due to the proximity of the incident, he said. 

McNeil said that an anonymous call came in at about 12:15 p.m. reporting the presence of four men carrying two weapons in the woods behind the school. Police responded and quickly apprehended the males, whose identities have not yet been released.

Officers also took possession of two BB guns, McNeil said. The men were reportedly going to have target practice in the woods, he added.

The lockdown lasted for about 20 minutes.

"There is no BB guns allowed in the Town of Stratford," McNeil said.

Patch will provide more information as it becomes available.

kma January 08, 2013 at 11:47 PM
1. "There IS no BB guns"? Where did this guy learn English? 2. No BB guns in Stratford? Since when are BB guns illegal? You can buy the things at Walmart in Stratford?
Rapture January 12, 2013 at 08:40 PM
I agree with kma...there cannot be any such law making bb guns illegal in one town across the state where rifles are sold legally in all walmarts.


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