Lockdown lifted after student in gun rumor found

January 29, 2013 8:19:24 AM PST
A Bronx school was briefly locked down Tuesday after a "rumor" that a student said he had a gun in his pocket.

PS/MS 4 on Fulton Avenue was locked down around 8:15 a.m. while police searched the premisis.

"There was a rumor that a student in one of the schools on the campus came to school with a gun," a spokesperson said. "The principal called a lockdown and police are on the scene."

Officials say a school employee heard one student tell another that he brought a gun to school. That employee went to a school administrator, prompting the decision to lock down the school.

After a thorough search, police found the student and are questioning him. He does not appear to be armed and may have had a toy gun, according to reports.

The investigation is ongoing, but the lockdown was lifted before 10:30 a.m.

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