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Merrick Moore Elementary School in Durham (WTVD)

DURHAM, N.C. — A North Carolina elementary school was placed on lockdown after a report of a student with a gun – but it turned out to be a plastic toy gun.

WTVD reported that Merrick Moore Elementary School in Durham was briefly placed on lockdown on Friday morning.

Officials said it turned out to be a plastic toy that was taken from the child at the school on Cheek Road. No one was hurt and the lockdown was lifted. Classes returned to normal. Police are investigating.

SOURCE: WTVD