WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (NEWS10) -- A young man has admitted to police that a phone call he made, which caused Mt. Greylock Regional High School to go into lockdown for nearly an hour Thursday, was just a "bad joke".
According to a police press release, Williamstown officers were called to the school after being told by officials there a juvenile had phoned a service agency and made claims of wanting to harm himself.
While en route to the school, police were told by Principal Tim Payne that he had located the juvenile who made the call and had the boy in his office.
Payne then put the school into lockdown at 10:55 a.m. while police canvassed the school for any weapons and spoke with the boy.
No weapons were found and, during the course of the interview, the juvenile told officers he never had any intent to harm himself or others. He was arrested by police for "disturbance of a school".
The school was taken out of lockdown mode around 11:40 a.m.