DA says gun found at Pittsfield middle school was “fully loaded”

Says he doesn't know why mayor's office would release incorrect information

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless says a gun found in a locker at a Pittsfield middle school last week was “fully loaded,” a statement that runs contrary to information released by the mayor’s office that said the weapon was not loaded.

Capeless told The Berkshire Eagle on Monday he was “dismayed that the mayor’s office would release incorrect information.”

Mayor Daniel Bianchi released a statement after the gun was found Friday at the Herberg Middle School that said it was not loaded, but had a clip with bullets beside it. The statement was attributed to Bianchi, superintendent Jason McCandless and police Chief Michael Wynn.

Bianchi and McCandless said the original statement was correct to the best of their knowledge.

No one was hurt and one juvenile student is facing charges.

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Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com

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