Two students have been arrested after a report of a possible weapon at Middletown High School this morning.
Police responded to Middletown High School at 7:50 a.m. to investigate a complaint that a student had a pistol on the school campus. Police searched the school and found no weapon.
A student was talking to another student and referenced a weapon, according to Lt. Heather Desmond, the public information officer for the Middletown Police Department.
No gun was shown and no one reported seeing one, police said.
As a precaution, Middletown High School and Keigwin Middle School were placed in a modified lockdown. The perimeter was secured, no one was allowed in or out and an alert went out to parents.
The Middletown Board of Education and the Middletown Police Department held a joint news conference in the community room at 10:30 a.m. and said two high school age students were arrested. The charges have not bee released.
Middletown Mayor Dan Drew said no students at either school were in danger.
Desmond said the students were detained quickly and they are speaking with five students.
Police said the incident has been resolved, any threat has been alleviated and the lockdown has been lifted, police said.
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The superintendent said the school day is resuming as normal, with no cancellation.