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Maine Teen With Gun Charged with Impersonating a Police Officer

Caleb Jackson allegedly posed as a state trooper in order to talk to a lacrosse team about sexting

A Maine teen was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly impersonated a police officer in an effort to get into a high school lacrosse team's postgame meeting.

Caleb Jackson, 19, of Wayne, a former student at Maranacook High School in Readfield, Maine, is charged with impersonating a public servant, carrying a concealed weapon and possessing a gun on school property. He is currently free on bail.

Maine State Police said Jackson showed a badge and a gun and talked his way into a postgame meeting of the Maranacook High School boy's lacrosse team on Tuesday afternoon on the campus of the Kents Hill School in Readfield, where the Maranacook team plays its lacrosse games.

Jackson allegedly approached the coach of the lacrosse team and the Maranacook athletic director and convinced them that he was a state trooper and wanted to talk to the team about sexting. Jackson was then allowed to talk to the team. It wasn't until afterward that school officials called state police and found out that Jackson was lying.

State police responded to Kents Hill School, located Jackson, and took him into custody without incident.

The gun Jackson had was in a holster on his belt, hidden under a coat, and was not removed from its holster at any time. Police said the gun was loaded when they recovered it from Jackson's car. There is no indication that he threatened anyone.

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