Two parents arrested for trespassing after a CT high school went into lockdown for a weapon complaint
Two parents were arrested Thursday after Crosby High School in Waterbury was placed into lockdown for the report of a student possibly having a weapon — marking the third time in less than two weeks a school in the city was locked down for a weapon complaint.
Waterbury police Lt. Ryan Bessette said the parents — whose identities have not been released — trespassed into Crosby High School, located at 300 Pierpont Road, after the school was locked down at about 11:13 a.m. and police were still investigating.
Bessette said the lockdown was prompted by the report that a student was possibly in possession of a weapon. No weapon was ultimately found, the lieutenant said, adding that Wallace Middle School was also locked down while police investigated, as the two schools share a building.
The incident remains under investigation.
The lockdown Thursday comes after Crosby High School was locked down on April 27 when 18-year-old Lashawn Nance was found with a .22 caliber gun in his backpack, according to Waterbury police. He was charged with criminal possession of a pistol or revolver, possession of a weapon on school grounds, carrying a pistol without a permit, theft of a firearm, risk of injury to a minor and second-degree breach of peace.
Nance’s arrest preceded a lockdown the following day at Kennedy High School, where a student there allowed a student from Wilby High School into the building and school officials were made to believe the unauthorized visitor had a weapon, according to school officials. No weapon was found.