AUGUSTA — A teenager who was arrested on a charge of impersonating a police officer two years ago and carrying a loaded firearm on school property saw those charges dismissed Tuesday in a brief hearing at the Capital Judicial Center.

The dismissal means Caleb M. Jackson, 21, of Wayne, has no convictions resulting from an incident in June 2015 when he allegedly showed a badge and, armed with a loaded gun, talked his way into a post-game meeting with the Maranacook/Winthrop boys’ lacrosse team at Kents Hill School in Readfield to talk with them about sexting.

Jackson, who was 19 at the time, was a 2014 graduate of Maranacook Community High School, where he played basketball, and knew some of the students.

He was still at Kents Hill School when police arrived in response to a call from the boys’ lacrosse coach, Zach Stewart, who said at the time he didn’t want the boys to be questioned without representation.

A private meeting for the parents and members of the lacrosse team to discuss the incident with authorities was held the next night.

In December 2015, Jackson entered guilty pleas to misdemeanor charges of impersonating a public servant and possessing a gun on school property, and the disposition of the case was deferred for 18 months. If he successfully met the conditions set, which included a ban on being on Kents Hill School property and required a continuation and completion of counseling, the charges would be dismissed.

At that time, a charge of carrying a concealed weapon was dismissed.

On Tuesday, after the hearing, Jackson’s attorney, Walter McKee, said, “Caleb is doing great. He did everything he was supposed to do and without a single hitch. Everyone makes mistakes growing up. Caleb got a second chance and he really appreciated it.”

Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney said Tuesday, “I’m glad to hear he was successful. That is what a deferred disposition is best used for. It is a tool to give people with no criminal record a chance to avoid a criminal conviction.”

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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Twitter: @betadams


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