NJ Middle, High Schools Put on Lockdown

By Dan Stamm and Kelly Bayliss
|  Friday, Feb 28, 2014  |  Updated 12:45 PM EDT
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Two Middle Township schools were on lockdown  Friday morning after a toy gun was mistaken for a real firearm.

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Two Middle Township schools were on lockdown Friday morning after a toy gun was mistaken for a real firearm.

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A South Jersey middle school and high school were put on lockdown this morning for the report of a gun in one of the schools.

School officials put Middle Township Middle School and Middle Township High School in Cape May Court House on lockdown shortly after students arrived Friday.

Middle Township Police responded to the scene where they say a student had a gun in a backpack.

The student was quickly identified and retained. Police didn't immediately release the student's name.

Cape May County prosecutors told NBC10 that the reported gun turned out to be an airsoft gun. An airsoft gun is a replica firearm that normally fires pellets using compressed air or gas.

The lockdown was lifted after about an hour and school continued as normal.

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