Report of Person With Gun at Milton School Turns Out to Be Teacher With Phone Charger

A large police presence responded to Pierce Middle School on Wednesday morning

A large police presence responded to a middle school in Milton, Massachusetts, after police received an unfounded report of a person with a gun on Wednesday morning.

Milton police responded to the Pierce Middle School around 9 a.m. after a student reported someone with a gun.

The school and police took the threat seriously and placed the school in lockdown. After an investigation, police determined that it was a misunderstanding and it was actually just a staff member with a phone charger in their pocket.

About 1,000 students attend the middle school.

No further information was immediately available.

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