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Mass. teacher accused of planting live ammo at school, then calling police

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  1. mikeyp

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    Mass. teacher accused of planting live ammo at school, then calling police

    SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. —

    A Southbridge teacher is accused of leaving ammunition in a school stairwell Thursday morning before calling police to report it.

    Southbridge police said high school teacher Alfred Purcell III, 57, of Woodstock, Connecticut, reported to staff that he had just found one live round of 9 mm ammunition in the rear stairwell. The school was placed on lock down.

    During the lockdown, police and Southbridge High School staff reviewed video footage and saw Purcell removing the live round of ammunition from his pocket, dropping it on the floor and quickly leaving the area, police said.

    About 10 minutes later, the video shows Purcell standing over the ammunition and taking a picture of it with a cellphone, police said.

    Police said Purcell then used a school-issued portable radio to request assistance in the stairwell from the school administration and school resource officer.

    Purcell then returned to his class with his students during the lockdown, which lasted about an hour, police said.

    Purcell was arrested at the school. Police said he admitted to intentionally dropping the live round of ammunition in the stairwell to "prove to the school that they needed to get metal detectors."
     

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    A search of Purcell’s vehicle yielded 102 live rounds of .20 gauge shot gun ammunition in the trunk, police said. It was later confirmed that Purcell’s license to carry a firearm was expired in Connecticut, police said.

    Purcell was charged with two counts of the unlawful possession of ammunition, two counts of carrying ammunition on school grounds, disturbing a school assembly, disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.

    Over/under on the charges being dropped thanks to the teacher's union?
     
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    It’s for the children
     
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    how do you work in a building for however long and not realize there's a camera? it's astounding how stupid people can be.
     
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    Hahahaha what an a hole.
     
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    Good! Eff this guy. I can't believe the level of moonbattery and fuddism in my town.
     
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    White guy so he's probably screwed. His home will be searched and guns probably found. Then I can contact the teacher's union and Mom's Demand something to make sure he's fired to save the children.
     
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    [rofl][rofl2] Definitely too stupid to live.
     
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    Great, this adds another to the count they keep of "gun violence" incidents.
     
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    What a dope.
     
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    Theyll add it to the wikipedia list of school shootings.
     
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    I'd say you cant make this crap up, but there you go...
     
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    Stupid is as stupid does
     
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    Hey, if you don't have a crisis, manufacture one, right?
     
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    Shouldn’t they be charged with illegal possession??
     
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    What no one has mentioned is this is the integrity and intellect that is teaching our kids. Is it any wonder that our nations kids are not meeting the qualifications to get into college and parents think they have to bribe admission people to get their dumb kid in college. Just an example of the fine upstanding teacher quality that exists today.
     
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    Mikeyp updated the post....he was charged with unlawful possession, disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct and possession of ammo on school grounds
     
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    Southbridge Strong!
     
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    Would have gotten in less trouble planting this in school...

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    Because this dipshit isn’t representative of all teachers. He just happens to be a dipshit that teaches.
     
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    What an idiot. Do you think he at least wiped his prints off it? Probably not.
     
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    f***ing a**h***!
     
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    First thing I thought as well.
    If anyone would know there are cameras it would be the teachers.
    They had on the news that he was already aware that his contract would not be renewed for next year.
    Seems like it might have been a parting shit stir on the way out.
     
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    Didn’t matter. The fact he dropped it after removing it from his pocket speaks volumes about his mental state.
    f***ing jerk off didn’t even know he did it in front of a ceiling mounted camera.
     
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    LOL. Don’t confuse “making sure he gets due process in his hiring and firing” with “gonna get the charges dropped.” The Union won’t have any interest at all in these charges being dropped.

    Besides, he’s only taught there one year. So he’ll be hung straight out to dry.

    Again, LOL. Most teachers have no clue where the cameras are. That’s administrator stuff.
     
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    Isn’t that why they’re usually discovered in the bathrooms?
     
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    Not gonna lie, I also freak out and call the police when I see a 9mm round on the floor.
     
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    You mean the teachers, or the cameras? Ha!
     
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