A Southbridge, Massachusetts, school teacher has been busted planting live ammunition at his school then calling 911 to report having found the ammo.
According to WCVB, 57-year-old Alfred Purcell, reported finding “9 mm ammunition in the rear stairwell” of Southbridge High School. His report led to a lockdown, during which the police examined surveillance footage and saw that Purcell himself had taken ammo out of his own pocket, “dropping it on the floor and quickly leaving the area.”
ABC News reports that Purcell was arrested and police found over 100 live rounds inside his car. He told the officer he planted the ammo to “prove to the school that they needed to get metal detectors.”
Southbridge Police Chief Shane Woodson said, “There were no kids that were injured, nobody was seriously impacted by this other than we went into lockdown for an hour and we had to investigate a teacher who was doing things he shouldn’t be doing,”
Southbridge superintendent Jeffrey Villar said, “This individual acted in a disgusting manner. I feel very badly for our students because it is an adult who failed them.”
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