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Morris man arrested after teens mistake toy for gun

Morris Central School canceled its Homecoming party after three teens told police a man pointed a gun at them on Main Street.

Posted: Sep 30, 2019 4:24 PM

MORRIS, N.Y. – Morris Central School canceled its Homecoming party after three teens told police a man pointed a gun at them on Main Street.

After investigating, police learned that the object was actually a blue and green toy that launches foam darts.

Following the incident, police arrested 36-year-old Zachary J. Boynton and charged him with three counts of second-degree menacing and endangering the welfare of a child.

Boynton was issued a ticket and will appear in the Village of Morris Court on Oct. 7.

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