Canton Father Arrested For Bringing Handgun To Daughter’s High School


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WORCESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – A Canton man is arrested after he brought a handgun to a Worcester high school.

Worcester police said they were called to Doherty High School on Thursday to gather information about a parent who was believed to have brought a firearm to the school.

Officers were able to identify 41-year-old Jerome Weekes of Canton as the suspect after collecting interviews and evidence from surveillance cameras.

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Footage showed Weekes allegedly bringing the gun to Doherty on Wednesday, December 15, to look for another student who was having issues with his daughter.

Weekes was seen with a handgun inside his car, which was parked outside of the school. He then entered the building with his daughter after dismissal with the gun seemingly present in the front pocket of his sweatshirt.

The two walked into a specific classroom and looked around, according to Worcester police, then proceeded to search through the hallways and corridors. After a short period of time, the father and daughter left the building with no incident.

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During the investigation, officers developed a probable cause to seek an arrest warrant for Weekes. He was arrested by Canton police Friday evening and is being charged with carrying a firearm on a campus.

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