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Pittsfield Police: Replica Handgun Found At High School

This is a picture of the inside of the Pittsfield Police station
Jim Levulis

A replica handgun was discovered at a Pittsfield high school.

Pittsfield Police say a student had reported seeing another student with a handgun at Taconic High School. An investigation was opened. The student accused denied having a weapon and a search turned up nothing.

A review of school video footage showed the original incident had been misreported.

On Thursday evening, a K-9 unit discovered the air-powered pellet pistol in an area behind the school. The investigation is ongoing. Criminal charges may be pending and additional administrative actions may be taken by the school district.

Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.
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