Lt. Ron Young (center) APD head of Detectives questions young man (seated) in custody
Sad update (Friday afternoon): Amherst School Superintendent Maria Geryk's statement on today's tragedy
Gov Patrick has ordered flags lowered to half-staff until 12/18/12 as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated in Newtown.
#####When a PVTA bus rider called 911 around 2:20 Thursday afternoon to report a man perched on a high roof of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity with a gun, in the very heart of UMass/Amherst, police took no chances, descending on the scene in force along with UMPD.
An arrest was quickly made and the young man transported to Amherst Police Department headquarters. According to Captain Jennifer Gundersen, the gun was a BB gun.
William C. Lewis, of 4760 Doylestown, Penn., was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of a weapon while committing a breach of peace.