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Updated: Man Arrested at Middle School for Trespassing

School official reportedly confronted unarmed trespasser and escorted him from building, police said children were not in danger at any time.

Wakefield Police Department/Patch.com stock photo
Wakefield Police Department/Patch.com stock photo

Update, Thursday: Following Wednesday's incident at Galvin Middle School, Police arrested Jeffrey Brennan, 19, 12 Harrison Street, Stoneham, and charged him with: Disturbing a school, disorderly conduct, trespassing, and two counts of unlawfully removing a parking ticket.

In a follow up email, Wakefield Police indicated that the matter remains under investigation and that the department’s in-house mental health clinician will make an assessment on whether any additional services are needed. There was also no additional information at this point on the two charges involving parking ticket removal.

The original story from Wednesday is below: 


Wakefield Police arrested a male for trespassing Wednesday afternoon at Galvin Middle School. 

In response to an email from Wakefield Patch, police reported that the suspect, whose name was not immediately released, allegedly tried to enter the school through an open door as students were leaving for the day.

The individual was reportedly confronted by the assistant school principal, and was escorted from the building without incident.

Police also reported that the subject was not armed with any weapons, and that the students were at no time in danger of being harmed. “Why this person decided to enter the school is still under investigation,” reported Lieutenant Steven Skory of the Wakefield Police.

 

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