Fake guns found after Norwich Free Academy lockdown – NBC Connecticut



Norwich Free Academy was closed Monday morning and school officials said two students would face disciplinary action and possible criminal charges after investigators found two fake firearms.

In a letter to the school community sent Tuesday, the school superintendent and principal said the situation began when a campus security guard noticed “unusual behavior” from a student. The school was closed and the police called to investigate.

Officials said investigators eventually found two fake guns and two students were questioned. School officials described these dummy weapons as incapable of firing live ammunition, but they can make a loud noise.

Both students will face disciplinary action and could face criminal charges, officials said.

Around the same time, another student said he overheard a potentially disturbing conversation on the bus. Investigators determined the conversation was harmless and unrelated to the first case, but it extended the lockdown.

“Even though the events of yesterday were resolved without incident, I understand the anxiety and unease felt by members of our school community. This is not a situation we take lightly,” wrote the principal of school, Dr. Brian Kelly, in the letter. .

Kelly added that they were reviewing school safety policies and procedures and would organize a community forum to discuss safety.


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