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Three East Boston schools delayed dismissal as police searched for mystery rifleman

Students at the Curtis Guild School on Leyden Street, the Bradley School on Beachview Road and Excel Academy on Bremen Street and Moore Street kept their students inside as police searched for a man with a rifle that a passerby had alerted an officer he'd seen on Leyden near the Guild around 2:25 p.m.

As some police officers searched Orient Heights - including the Orient Heights and Suffolk Downs Blue Line stops - others stood guard at the schools, just in case.

By 3:15 p.m. or so, with no man with a rifle spotted, police let the schools release their students.

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This is an absolutely idiotic reason to lock kids in school an extra 45 minutes at the end of the day. "Better safe than sorry" does not mean police should turn off their brain and lock down a neighborhood because someone was seen openly carrying.

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With all the loonies who have walked into schools killing students and staff all over the country it was absolutely necessary! This is not an open carry state, take that crap to Florida or Texas

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And not an “man with a rifle” Are pretty high.

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