State and Revere Police braced for trouble today on receiving intelligence that hordes of Boston high-school students were going to skip class and descend on the little seaside town and do what hordes of Boston high-school students are supposedly wont to do.
Flocks of state troopers walked up and down the sidewalk in the hot sun in their warm uniforms. State troopers on motorcycles drove up and down the sidewalk, looking state-trooper tough. Motorcycle cops patrolled the road. A K9 unit was on hand for extra snarly attitude; at the State Police station, a mobile command center had its satellite dish in the upright position.
Eventually, small groups of high-school students showed up to join the locals and college kids already on hand. They proceeded to do what everybody else was doing: Hang out, toss balls around, flirt and just enjoy the day. Shocking, indeed.