Two residents are being hailed for their decisive and calm interdiction with a teen they saw dressed in camouflage and carrying a firearm

Two residents are being hailed for their decisive and calm interdiction with a teen they saw dressed in camouflage and carrying a firearm while walking toward Rivendell Academy in Orford, New Hampshire, on Tuesday. John Dunham, a volunteer firefighter, and excavator Mike Wright, who is chairperson of the road commission, were driving north on Route 10 a little before noon on Tuesday when they spotted the teen walking south and then cross a field in the direction of the school. They followed him by turning onto School Drive.  Dunham got out of the vehicle to approach the teen while Wright called police. Dunham’s and Wright’s actions, as well as those of Rivendell School Superintendent Barrett Williams, who emerged from the school building to approach the juvenile, are being praised by town officials for helping to avert a potential tragedy. The response by residents was called “the epitome of, ‘See something, say something.” Orford police issued a news release saying formal charges of criminal threatening are pending against the 16-year-old. The school serves students from several Upper Valley communities in Vermont and New Hampshire. The incident triggered a massive police response with seven area departments swarming to the scene and a 15- to 20-minute lockdown of the school shortly after noon.

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