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Middletown (AP) - Two Middletown High School students were arrested Thursday after a student involved in a dispute with another implied having possession of a pistol, authorities said.
The school was briefly locked down as officers searched the school and the students involved, but no gun was found, Lt. Heather Desmond said at a news conference. Keigwin Middle School also was briefly locked down as a precaution.
Desmond said police were interviewing five students who were involved in the ncident. She said she would not detail the charges against the two who were arrested because they are juveniles. She also declined to provide the students' ages.
Mayor Daniel Drew said that aside from the report of a possible gun, the incident involved a routine dispute among students.
"Since the dawn of time, high school kids have had conflicts with one another in school during the day. That's really what this incident boiled down to," said Drew, who added that there was no evidence that there was any threat inside the school.
Police responded after a student alerted authorities to the possibility of a gun at the school.
Patricia Charles, the superintendent of schools, said students and staff responded appropriately.