"This is a situation we all have zero tolerance for." — Joshua Cutler
"We don't have metal detectors in our schools but we have zero tolerance for weapons." — Jason McCandless
"Officer Orsi was able to quickly secure the weapon and to place the student in custody." — Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn
Reaction on social media was swift and startled. "This is super scary and I'm glad they caught the crazy before things happened," said one Facebook poster.