Police: Toy Gun Led to Lockdown at Princeton

 

 
 
 

| Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Editor's Note:The incident at Princeton University this morning may have been just a scare, but campus shootings are a reality. Brush up on how EMS was involved in and learned from -- four infamous school shootings with the list at the bottom of this page.

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Police say a gun scare at Princeton University began when four teen boys found a toy gun on campus.

The Ivy League campus was locked down for about a half-hour Wednesday after someone reported seeing a male with a handgun.

Princeton Borough Police Officer Garrett Brown says four juveniles were going through items discarded by Princeton students who had recently moved out of dorms. Brown says they found the toy gun.

A witness saw one of the boys stick it in his waistband and thought it was real. Brown says the boys did not realize they were causing an alarm.

The boys are in custody for questioning. It's not clear whether they're going to be charged.

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