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.