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Wooster Middle School Temporarily Locked Down

Police say there was no threat to the school, but four males in possession of two BB guns were taken into custody in the woods behind the building.


A report of four men carrying two weapons behind David Wooster Middle School led to a temporary lockdown of the Lincoln Street building this afternoon.

Stratford Deputy Police Chief Joseph McNeil said there was no threat to the school, students or faculty. The lockdown was a safety measure taken as a precaution due to the proximity of the incident, he said.

McNeil said that an anonymous call came in at about 12:15 p.m. reporting the presence of four men carrying two weapons in the woods behind the school. Police responded and quickly apprehended the males, whose identities have not yet been released.

Officers also took possession of two BB guns, McNeil said. The men were reportedly going to have target practice in the woods, he added.

The lockdown lasted for about 20 minutes.

"There is no BB guns allowed in the Town of Stratford," McNeil said.

Patch will provide more information as it becomes available.

Robert Chambers January 09, 2013 at 02:52 PM
She's been a great principal at SHS!
Armando Atanacio January 09, 2013 at 10:28 PM
Superintendent Margaret lasek is a fraud she probably was out with ex superintendent Irene Cornish on trying to figure out how to cover it up that's what they did to me. she nothing but for the money and check !! Got tapes emails and witnesses to prove it! How many more kids have to be threated or beaten for this women or town to take things right and with care?? Parents get this shady b.o.e out of town!!
Armando Atanacio January 09, 2013 at 10:31 PM
3 Hours later notIce? Letting kids graduate with 50% 47% averages ...taking bribs ..kids calling teachers homophobes because they try and be who they really are ..these are all real and all under her orders lets stop this non sense!!
Armando Atanacio January 09, 2013 at 10:36 PM
Channel 12 should look at her profile one more time!!! Ask the recent students she's delt with if she FAIR OR RESPONSIBLE !!!
John doe January 11, 2013 at 12:34 AM
1. They are not kids. All four are over 19 leave their parents out of it. 2. Walmart is completely at fault for selling the guns to them without warning. 3. There was no threat to the school, human or animals. Destroying the reputition of 4 college students on the news because of a very foolish mistake the made is totally unfair. Stratford residents have been shooting at targets in the woods for years and i know a lady who has been complaining about it for quiet a while. Nothing was done about it for years but the moment African American men plays with their plastic guns, they must be arrested and embarassed on the news.

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