Jamaica Plain

Reports of Gun at Boston Elementary School, But Police Find None

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu was at a meet-and-greet event at a park nearby Friday morning, but there were no signs of a major police presence in the area

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Boston police searched for a gun after a threat was reported to staff at John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Jamaica Plain Friday morning, officials said.

No weapon was found, police said later in the morning, and the students' school day was able to continue as scheduled. There was no threat to students.

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School staff were made aware of statements about the possible threat at about 8:45 a.m., according to a Boston Public Schools representative. They did not say what the nature of the threat was.

The student in question was searched and didn't have a weapon, officials said. Members of Boston Public Schools Safety Services spoke to all students involved in what happened, along with their parents or guardians.

School officials said the incident has been addressed and that the student will face the appropriate consequences as determined by the district's code of conduct.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu was at a meet-and-greet event at a park nearby Friday morning, but there were no signs of a major police presence in the area.

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