Three arrests made after Johnston High School placed on lockdown

By: Rachael Perry


Twitter: @RachaelABC6

JOHNSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – Johnston High School was temporarily placed on lockdown Wednesday, according to Police.

The school was placed on lockdown at approximately 11:40 a.m., on Wednesday after a student overheard three male students talking about weapons during a fire drill, said Johnston Superintendent Bernard Dilullo.

Police said there was no real concern for the safety or wellbeing of the faculty or student body of Johnston High School. As a result of the comment, as well as further investigation by Johnston Police and the school resource officer, the three male students were arrested. 

No weapons were found during a search of the school.

No further information is available at this time.