Toy Gun Causes Philly School Lockdown, Police Say - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Toy Gun Causes Philly School Lockdown, Police Say



    Toy Gun Puts School on Lockdown

    NBC10's Randy Gyllenhaal reports from outside Wagner Middle School in Philadelphia where police searched the building after a student reported seeing a person with a gun. Police eventually recovered a toy gun.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 16, 2018)

    A report of a young man with a gun led to a hours-long lockdown at a Philadelphia school Friday, but police said the only thing found was to be a toy gun behind a radiator.

    Two classroom-by-classroom sweeps took place at Gen. Louis Wagner Middle School on West Chelten Avenue after the initial report from the principal, police said. A student is believed to have told the principal about seeing someone armed with a firearm.

    Police put the West Oak Lane school on lockdown about 8:45 a.m., then used K-9 units to search the entire building.

    "We have SWAT, K-9, along with patrol, all over the school... conducting a search," Philadelphia Police Sgt. Eric Gripp said.

    No injuries were reported.