Thursday, September 29, 2005

Kids with cap gun cause scare

Published in the Current

SOUTH PORTLAND (Sep 29, 2005): A trio of young South Portland boys caused a scare at the Brown Elementary School Friday, waving a realistic-looking cap gun from a balcony of a home across the street from the school.

School officials took the threat seriously and called police, who responded with three officers, who realized the gun was not real, according to Officer James Fahey.

The gun was confiscated, and the boys’ parents were called to the scene, where adults and children were sternly spoken to by officers. No criminal charges were filed, Fahey said.