Police involved after plastic gun brought onto ConVal grounds

  • A view of ConVal High School from above.

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 4/10/2017 11:45:57 PM

Peterborough police were called to ConVal High School last week after a social media post showed a plastic gun on school grounds.

The post circulated on Thursday, April 6, and was brought to the attention of the administration by a student at about 2 p.m.

“We are responsible for the safety of all students and staff in the building,” Interim Principal Gib West said. “If there’s a concern, we have a procedure that we follow.”

The Peterborough Police Department was contacted to look into the issue. West said ConVal administration had an idea that it was not a real gun, but wanted to involve the police to be sure.

Police Chief Scott Guinard, who was not in the team that responded to the call, said two officers went to the school and met with the owner and an assistant principal. He said the gun never left the vehicle in the parking lot.

“There were not threats whatsoever made,” he said.

The male student was asked to remove the post from the internet.

The gun was taken back to the police department, and the student’s mother was contacted.

West sent an email to all ConVal parents Thursday afternoon explaining the situation and exclaiming that no one was in danger. The school is handling disciplinary actions.


Brandon Latham can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 228 or blatham@ledgertranscript.com. He is also on Twitter @blathamMLT.


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