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Nerf toy gun mistaken for rifle leads to school lockdown

Posted at 11:01 AM, Jan 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-16 11:01:06-05

LONG ISLAND (PIX11) – Nerf toy gun mistaken for rifle leads to school lockdown

Swat teams, bomb squads, and canine units responded.

The kids were herded into safe zones while police searched lockers, bags, and the students themselves.

The drama ended when officers recovered a Nerf gun that was apparently mistaken for a rifle.