A Troy public school went into lockdown for two hours this afternoon after police received reports of two men threatening a group with guns.
The guns turned out to be a pellet pistol and a paintball rifle, and police arrested the two local teenagers who had brought them to the school’s campus, according to a news release.
Police were dispatched to the area of Public School 2 on Tenth Street around 1:12 p.m. for a report of two men in possession of and threatening the use of what the caller believed were BB or pellet guns. They gave the following account:
The caller said the men had walked through the schoolyard and threatened a group of kids by pointing a pistol and a rifle at them. Within seconds, dispatchers received another call from school officials who said they observed the same men, and indicated there was “no reason to discount the fact that the weapons could be actual firearms.”
The school went into immediate lockdown. Police tactically responded to the area and learned that the suspects might be in a nearby residence at 398 Tenth St.
While police remained in “full tactical deployment” at the school, additional police units, including the department’s K-9, Obie, swept the residence. After considerable efforts to enter the home and locate the two men matching the callers’ description, police located and arrested two teenagers. They also seized a pellet pistol and a paintball rifle.
Jordan Reid, 16, of 397 Ninth St. and Terrance Huneau, 19, of 397 Ninth St., both of Troy, were arrested and charged with third-degree criminal trespass and unlawful possession of a weapon on school grounds. They were released on appearance tickets to appear Wednesday morning.
Reach Gazette reporter Bethany Bump at 395-3107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.