"A Southbridge middle-high school was locked down for more than an hour after two girls misidentified a student holding a stapler as a gunman, police said. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported the girls told a school resource officer at Southbridge Middle-High School they saw a student waving a gun at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Chief Shane Woodson said not only were the girls incorrect about the object, but they also misidentified the student in question. Yet despite the error, a stay-in-place order was issued by Southbridge’s principal as police investigated. After determining there was no immediate threat, police found the right student and learned he had been holding a stapler (AP)."
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