Queens student with BB gun sparks school lockdown

September 18, 2013 2:24:19 PM PDT
A student with a BB gun caused a scare at a high school in Queens.

Aviation High School in Long Island City was locked down over the incident.

Authorities say another student saw the boy carrying what he thought was a weapon and notified school officials.

The school was searched and the student was taken into custody.

The weapon turned out to be a BB gun.

Charges are possible against the student, officials said.

The lockdown lasted for about 45 minutes.