Massachusetts House speaker stuck in school during lockdown

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Posted: May 21, 2015 8:18 PM

WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy whose boast of having a gun led to a lockdown at a Massachusetts high school during a visit by Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo and another lawmaker.

The hour-long lockdown at Weymouth High School in eastern Massachusetts ended without incident at about 1 p.m. Thursday after police searched the school and determined the student lied about having a firearm.

The boy was charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing a school assembly before being released to his parents.

The Patriot Ledger reports that DeLeo and Weymouth Democratic Rep. James Murphy were at the high school to participate in a mock trial that cleared former President Richard Nixon of wrongdoing in the Watergate scandal. The lawmakers and students were told to stay in the classroom during the lockdown.